David J. Kraus, 59

David J. Kraus of Grafton passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital in Milwaukee at the age of 59.

David was born on April 3, 1954, in Port Washington, the son of William Kraus and Betty (née Utecht) Kraus. He later graduated from Grafton High School in 1972, and received his Bachelor of Arts from Concordia College in Milwaukee.

David enjoyed spending countless hours outdoors fishing, kayaking or writing poetry. He was a gentle soul, and will be missed by everyone who knew him.

David is survived by his brother, Bill (Karen) Kraus; and nieces, Kimberly (Jeff) Cohen and Lisa (Greg) Million. He is further survived by many other relatives and friends.

David was preceded in death by his parents.

Private services will be held for David. Memorials to Family Sharing in Grafton are appreciated.

Please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com to place an online condolence. Mueller Funeral Home is assisting the family.