Mary Gertrude Kraus went peacefully to be with the Lord surrounded by her whole family at home on Oct. 10, 2016 at the age of 86. Mary was born on Dec. 1, 1929 in Okarche to Anna and John Rueter. Mary was wed to her husband Robert Kraus, Sept. 5, 1949.
The joy of her life was having her family around her, most especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wherever Mary was, that was home. Her loving and warm presence was not just seen but felt by all those around her.
Mary is survived by her husband, Robert, children Carol Barber, companion Ken Bryant, Robert Kraus, Jr., wife Patti, Janice Vaughn, husband Les, Pat Kraus and Mike Kraus, wife Regina, 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, one sister, Antoinette Lodes and brother-in-law Jim Mueggenborg.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Anna Rueter, brother Joe Rueter, sisters, Elizabeth Hoehner, Patricia Mueggenborg and Barbara Scheirman.
A Vigil Service was held Oct, 12, and the Funeral Mass was Oct. 13 Both services were held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mustang.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her name to Holy Spirit Catholic Church Building Fund.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsfuneral.com.