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Matthew M. Krauss


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Matthew M. Krauss Obituary

HILLSDALE - Matthew M. Krauss, 77, of Hillsdale, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born March 19, 1938 in Fulton County, Ohio to Leonard and Dorothy (Evers) Krauss. Matthew married Helen Kleinsmith on February 12, 1988, she preceded him in death Apr. 5, 2010.

Matt was a volunteer fireman with the Woodbridge Fire Department for over 55 years. He was a life time farmer and loved his John Deere tractors. Matt was also an avid camper and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Matt is survived by five children, Bonnie (Rick) Shaffer of Pittsford, Ann Carr of Bryan, Ohio, Peggy (Mike) Trent of Columbia, South Carolina, Mary (Ryan) Layman of Bryan, Ohio and Dean Krauss of Frontier; two brothers, Marion (Jill) Krauss of Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania and Lin Krauss of Jackson; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and two step-children, Anna Marie (Mike) Diveney of Wilton, Iowa and Roger (Iona) Olson of Frontier; and a special friend and companion, Claudia "Short" Spicer. Also surviving is Matt's first wife of 19 years, Shirley Osmun.

Matt was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Wayne, Len and Russell Krauss, infant son, Mark and two grandchildren, David Shaffer and Robert Gray.

Funeral services for Matthew Krauss will be Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 11 a.m., at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Pastor Ned Wyse officiating. Private family interment will take place at a later date at Frontier Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Woodbridge Fire and Rescue or the . Please visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com to leave online condolences.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Dec. 28, 2015
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