Obituary: GAYLORD “GABBY” KRAUS

Obituary: GAYLORD “GABBY” KRAUS

By / Obituaries / Wednesday, 14 October 2015 04:00

Gaylord “Gabby” Kraus, 81, of Kure Beach, NC, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at his residence.
He was born in McLean County, IL, on December 15, 1933, son of the late Fred and Harriett Deal Kraus.
He was a Korean War Veteran of the United States Navy and a graduate of Purdue University (degrees in Political Science and Engineering).  
He retired from Catepillar with thirty-five years of service and later worked with Lincoln Office Supply in Peoria, IL.  Upon retiring to Kure Beach in 1997, Mr. Kraus worked with the Town of Kure Beach with recreational activities in the community for a number of years.  
He was an active member and usher at Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church and worked on the membership committee.  Early, in his spare time, he enjoyed racing cars at Elkhart Lake in Wisconsin, and later developed an interest in photography as a hobby.
Surviving is his wife of fifty years, Myrna “Kitte” Kraus; daughter, Rebecca Aaron and husband Ben of Marietta, GA,  and their daughter, Emma Rose, and Lesle Kraus of the home; also a brother, Gary Kraus of Ft. Worth TX, and his sons, David and Dean Kraus; along with numerous other nieces and nephews;  his cat, Max, and dog, Olive.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church, 1209 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, NC, 28428. A reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church or Best Friends Animal Society, 2005 S  1100 East Salt Lake City, Utah, 84106.
Condolences to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com
Andrews Valley Chapel

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