What's New
Search Engine
Photo Gallery
Unit History
Unit Honors
Voices Of Past
How To Submit


ELKHART -- Reinold F. "Ray" Kraus, 83, of Kollar St., died at 10:25 a.m. Saturday (May 31, 2008) at Elkhart General Hospital.

He was born Jan. 29, 1925, in Carol County, Iowa, to Frank and Celia Kraus. He married Penny M. Svircousky on Aug. 30, 1975, in Elkhart.

She survives along with one sister, Ceola (Hartin) Woehl of Sac City, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Celestine, Richard and Walbert Kraus; and one sister, Glyceria Ellis.

No visitation or funeral will take place. Cremation will take place according to his wishes. Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart, is handling arrangements.

Mr. Kraus was a dispatcher for Bemico Builders and National Trailer Convoy, both of Elkhart. He was a U.S. Army paratrooper in World War II, during which he received a bronze star.

Online condolences may be sent at www.billingsfuneralhome.com.June 2, 2008

[Source: Elkhart (IN) Truth, June 2, 2008]


Copyright and all other rights reserved by the Family and Friends of The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment Association or by those who are otherwise cited,
For problems or questions regarding this web site, please contact