Joanne Kraus

Joanne B. Kraus

Joanne B. "Jo" Kraus, age 74, of rural Wautoma, passed away Sunday evening, September 15, 2013, at her residence.

She was born April 10, 1939 in New London, the daughter of Oscar A. and Ruth (Zeinert) Linstedt. She married Gerald L. "Jerry" Kraus on July 22, 1961 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in the Town of Winchester, Winnebago County.

Jo and her husband resided in Neenah before moving to Wautoma in 1976. She worked in customer service for 35 years until her retirement. Joanne was a faithful member of Peace Lutheran Church in Wautoma where she sang in the choir.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Kraus, Wautoma; two brothers, Robert (Irene) Linstedt, Larsen, Lyle (Carol) Linstedt, Larsen; one sister, Carla Linstedt, Oshkosh; her brother-in-law, James (the late Sharon) Kraus, Wautoma; her sister-in-law, Judith Entemadi, Wautoma. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends especially, Peter and Trish Reitz, Wautoma, and Sharon Grunska, Saxeville.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by two siblings in infancy.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Wautoma with Rev. Roger Riedel officiating.

Visitation will be held at the Church on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services.


Funeral Home

Leikness Funeral Home
358 S Oxford St Wautoma, WI 54982
(920) 787-3746

Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Sept. 20, 2013