Archive for Thursday, July 15, 2004

Lloyd M. Kraus


July 15, 2004

Services for Lloyd M. "Butch" Kraus, 89, De Soto, were Monday, July 12, at De Soto Baptist Church. Burial with Masonic Lodge No. 40 graveside services were at De Soto Cemetery.

Mr. Kraus died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at Hillside Village, De Soto.

He was born Oct. 20, 1914, in De Soto, the son of Phillip W. and Ora Mae Miller Kraus. He graduated from De Soto High School.

Mr. Kraus lived in De Soto for most of his life. He had also lived in Shawnee and Buchanon, Texas. He worked as an ammonia operator at Farmland Industries in Lawrence for 33 years. He also owned and operated Kraus Truck Lines in De Soto.

He attended De Soto Baptist Church. He was also a 50-year member of De Soto Masonic Lodge No. 40 and Scottish Rite in Lawrence.

Mr. Kraus married Helen E. Brannock on Jan. 3, 1937, in Richmond, Mo. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Larry L. Kraus, Shawnee, and Phillip R. Kraus, Overland Park; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A great-grandchild died earlier.

The family suggests memorials to the church building fund, sent in care of Bruce Funeral Home, P.O. Box 192, Gardner 66030.

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