Steve Kraus, 58, of Bellefontaine, passed away Thursday (Jan. 10, 2013) at Springfield Regional Medical Center, Springfield.
He was born on March 2, 1954, in Delaware to Wyman Howard Kraus Jr, and Jennie Mae Liggett Kraus. He grew up in Delaware, attended Hayes High School and moved to Bellefontaine when he married Maureen Predmore and has resided there for the past 20 years. He attended the Church of Christian Union in Bellefontaine. Steve taught himself to play guitar and continued to play in bands and jam sessions throughout his life. Playing was his passion.
He is survived by his wife, Maureen; father, Howard Kraus along with his stepmother Margaret Kraus of Delaware; three sons, Jason (Laurie) Kraus, Chris (Chrissie Rooney) Kraus and Shane (Krisite Triplett) Kraus; his siblings, Cheryl Spriggs of Marysville, Carol (Doug) Porter of Delaware and Craig (Bev) Kraus of Columbus; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jennie.
Thanks to all for your kindness and prayers. Plans for a memorial celebration will be announced at a later date.
Published in The Delaware Gazette on Jan. 15, 2013