Paul Kraus, 74 years old, of Dover, IN, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Paul was a very faithful Catholic and a lifetime member of All Saints Parish. He ministered to the parish by being a dedicated sacristan at St. Paul’s Campus. Married to Millie for over 22 years, they had 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild whom Paul adored and of whom he was extremely proud. He had a big heart and he and Millie sponsored several children from Children International. He would take special time to write letters to these children and always made sure they had Christmas and birthday gifts. Paul was a mechanic for the Car Store in St. Leon and after retiring found joy in raising chickens in his backyard. He also loved toiling around in his vegetable garden. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, bowler, and horseshoe player. Playing euchre and pinochle with his brothers and sisters was always a rowdy event. Paul was a United States Navy veteran and a member of the New Alsace Legion Post 452 and held the Commander position for 13 years. He served in the Honor Guard at Arlington National Cemetery and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Paul will be greatly missed by his wife, Millie, as well as Melissa (Gavin) Hoffman, Teresa (Philip) Reksel, Heather (Mike) Walter, Michael (Natalie) Ferry, Krista (Joseph) Wilber, and Patrick Ferry; grandchildren Hannah, Peyton, Miranda, Scarlett, Hailey, Violet, Blake, Grayson, Abigail and Paige; and great grandson Wyatt. He will also be fondly remembered by his siblings Jim Kraus, Denny (Mary) Kraus, Wally (Jackie) Kraus, Carole (Paul) Weldishofer, Albert Jr. (Joyce) Kraus, Leon (Donna) Kraus, Sandra (James) Wagner, Mark (Sue) Kraus, Maryjane Henning, Tim (Tammy) Kraus and in-laws Dorothy Barth, Wilma Minger, Dale (Betty) Barth, Carol (John) Anthony, Roy (Lori) Barth; and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Albert Sr. and Norma (Wuestefeld) Kraus, sister-in-laws Maria Kraus and Beth Kraus, brother-in-law Louis Barth, and several nieces and nephews including godson Brandon Kraus.
Mass of Christian burial for Paul will be held on Friday, February 12 at 12:00pm at St. Paul’s Campus of All Saints Parish with Fr. Jonathan Meyer presiding. Burial at St. Paul’s Cemetery will immediately follow. Memorials can be made to All Saints Parish or the New Alsace Legion Post 452. Memorials can be sent to Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home at 25615 State Rt. 1, Guilford, IN 47022. Please visit www.andres-wuestefeldfh.com to leave condolences and sign the online guest book. For those that are not able to attend in person, Mass will be lived streamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/aspweeklyhomily.