William L. “Bill” Kraus passed away on October 20, 2022. Survived by his cherished wife of 72 years and high school sweetheart Helen Marie Kraus (nee Neely). Devoted father of William Kraus, Peggy Taylor, Lycia (Garry) Honaker. Proud grandfather of Amber (Justin) Elliott, Garrett (Katelyn) Honaker, Jessica (Lisa) Honaker, Brittany (Al Chiappetta) Honaker, Leesha Kraus, William (Danielle) Kraus, Missy Griffin, Schannen Spiller, Terry Spiller and Amanda (Aerin) Spiller. Fond great grandfather of Grace, Leah, Zoey Honaker, Maci, Gavin, Addison Elliott, AJ Chiappetta, Oakley Honaker, Jacob Brown, William Kraus III, Blake, June Kraus, Corbin Caden Griffin, Jonathan, Kayley and Hank Spiller.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents William Kraus, Gertrude and William Wentz (stepfather) and his sister Gertrude Reed.
Bill was a proud Korean war veteran. He loved spending winters in Florida, camping, fishing, boating and driving his Model-T in numerous parades. Bill also enjoyed playing bingo and poker with friends and most of all spending time with his family and friends.
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on October 28th, 2022 at Horizon Community Church, 2129 63rd Street, Downers Grove.
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Anita Stone McCumber
So sorry to hear that Bill has passed away. He was a very good man and always lots of fun to be around. He will be missed by his family and friends. God bless all of you.
Santo , Sue Gionfriddo
So many wonderful memories full of fun and laughs our sympathies to Helen, Lycia, Lee, Peggy and all the family
Much love and prayers Bobby and Sue
Helen, Lycia and family,
Please accept my condolences on Bill’s passing. I would like to have known him much longer.
Lorri and Mark Yahoudy
Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. May God comfort your hearts and may the years of good memories bring you joy as you remember him.
Ruth and Stan Bukowski
Bill had the vigor of a young man. We live in the same condo and would always see him walking around the parking lot many times during the day. He used to park his old antique Model T car in the parking lot for us all to enjoy viewing .For many years we watched one of Bill’s daughters and her husband visit Bill and Helen in their condo and bring food and necessities for them. They came several times a week. In the last month or so that daughter would also take Helen to visit Bill who needed care outside of his home. Bill and Helen were devoted to one another.