Lavern C. Kraus, 85

Lavern C. Kraus, 85, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at the Cedar Community.

Lavern was born on July 19, 1925, to Michael and Amelia (nee Zingsheim) Kraus in the town of Wayne. After her schooling, she worked at a shoe company for several years, West Bend Co. for 13 years and finally, Amity for 25 years. Lavern loved to read, do needlework and was a loyal fan of the Milwaukee Braves. She was a loving sister and dear aunt to her nieces and nephews. Lavern was both a generous and selfless woman.

Lavern is survived by her sisters, Mona Kraus of West Bend, Alice (Harold) Baier of St. Lawrence, Florence (Alvin) Reindl of West Bend and Susan Kraus of Greendale; 13 nieces and nephews; and 25 great-nieces and great-nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

A Mass of Christian burial for Lavern will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 1025 S. 7th Ave., West Bend, with the Rev. Jeff Haines officiating. Visitation will be at the church only from 9 a.m. until time of Mass. Interment at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Nenno.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Subacute Care at Cedar Crossings and the staff at Cedar Community for their care and compassion for Lavern.