Funeral Notice: Richard Kraus 2/28


Kraus, Richard Joseph age 61 of Edina, MN, formerly of Lakeville and Owatonna, passed away from cancer on February 21, 2018. Rick was born on May 13, 1956 and grew up on a farm near Waseca. He graduated from Winona State University and married Dawn Root on June 19, 1976. He had a 36-year career in human resources at Apogee Enterprises, Federated Insurance Companies, and Saint Marys Hospital. He was devoted to his family, faith, work, and community. Rick is survived by his loving wife, Dawn; sons Jacob (Jacqueline) and Andrew (Erika); grandchildren Vivian, Dylan, Owen, and Stella; siblings Joan (Vern) Koester, Jim (Marcia) Kraus, Steve (Benjy) Kraus, twin Ron (Kathy) Kraus, Tom (Sue) Kraus, Peter (Annette) Zimmerman, Paul (Andrea) Zimmerman, and Mariia (Roger Skalbeck) Zimmerman; and many other relatives. He was preceded in death by parents Edward Kraus and Vivian Kraus Zimmerman, and stepfather James Zimmerman. Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Edina. Visitation begins at 10:30 a.m. prior to the service. Private burial at Fairview Cemetery in Hayfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to Mayo Clinic Cancer Research or Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Edina 952-920-3996