Joshua Channing (Josh) Kraus


Joshua Channing (Josh) Kraus, 25, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

A funeral mass was celebrated Thursday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist and Tricia Eilers, the vocalist.

Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation and a vigil service were held Wednesday evening, Aug. 28.

Kraus was born July 18, 1988, in Fredericksburg, the son of Michael James Kraus and Gay Nell Reeves Kraus.

Survivors include his parents, Michael and Gay Kraus of Fredericksburg; three brothers and one sister, including Jared Kraus of New Braunfels; Justin Kraus, Jacquelynn Kraus and Jordan Kraus, all of Fredericksburg.

He is also survived by his grandparents, Ima Jane (Imy) Schlueter Kraus of Fredericksburg, and William R. and Phyliss Reeves of Weatherford.

Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund, Association for Retarded Citizens or to the charity of choice.

Pallbearers included Jared Kraus, James Kraus, Matt Kordzik, Ben Rumbaugh, Kirby Davis, Neil Jung, Porfie Diaz Jr. and Jonathan Davis.

Honorary pallbearer was William R. Reeves Jr.

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