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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