Andrew "Andy" Preston Kraus was born May 21, 1925, and passed away Jan. 4, 2013, at Ocshner Hospital in Kenner.
He will be laid to rest in Hope Mausoleum following a private ceremony at Jacob Schoen Funeral Home. He will long be remembered for generously giving his time and talents to his family, friends, church and community.
He is survived by his two sisters, Georgia DeLuca and Alice Kraus of New Orleans; his sons, Gary Kraus and wife, Connie Kraus, of Lafayette and Bennett Kraus and his fiancee, Kathleen Rieve, of Houma; six grandchildren, Paul Kraus, Kristen Kraus, Drew Kraus, Shaun Kraus, Kelly and Leigh Rhodes; and two great-granddaughters, Kara Kraus and Peyton Kraus.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Henry Kraus and Alpha Stanga Kraus; and his granddaughter, Kara Kraus.
Andy Kraus was born in New Orleans where he was raised and graduated from Warren Easton High School. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943 serving in several World War II Pacific actions including Guadalcanal, Okinawa and China. He was honorably discharged in 1946 and returned to New Orleans where he wed Joy Muro Kraus. They were married for more than 60 years before her death in 2009. He worked for AT&T advancing from lineman to district manager over a 40 year career. He retired in Houma and enjoyed numerous hobbies including carpentry.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to: Grace Lutheran Church, 422 Valhi Blvd., Houma, La. 70360; or Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans & Acadiana, 700 Edwards Ave., New Orleans, La. 70123 or online at www.no-hunger.org.
Jacob Schoen Funeral Home in New Orleans is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Jan. 13 to Jan. 20, 2013