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“Lynette and family, and to Jimmy's brothers and sisters I have sent this quote many times and now with the passing of my own Mom and Dad, I look...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: terri curry - elk point, SD

“Dear Lynette and family, We were so very sorry to hear about Jimmy's passing away. He was the older "crazy" cousin that always kept us...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Terri (Skalla) Curry - Elk Point , SD

“I just finished watching the video that Cal made for the family. about jim's l;ife. I think I finally have gotten quiet enough to reflect how much...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Joyce Rhoads - smyrna, TN

“I will always remember my cousin Jimmy as the "Crazy Guy". Growing up he was always the one to pull a prank or tease us younger girl cousins... ...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Bryan, Michelle, Cara & Jared Gustafson - NE

“Jim was a customer at the store where i work. I will never forget his smiling face and the way he always mad us laugh every time he visited. He will...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Catrinna Anastasio - Waukesha, WI

“I was glad to have to opportunity to work with Jim and lucky to consider him my friend. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to Lynette & family. ”
6 of 27 | Posted by: Jason - Waukesha, WI - friend

“growing up next to the Jim and his family has been one of the greatest experiences in my life. from being one of kyles best friends for so many years...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: jeremiah schmuki - wales, WI

“everyday we talked lots of days we worked went through lots of fun and tough times with you the last few years going too miss ya hope your up in the...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: steve hill - waukesha, WI

“To remember Jimmy truly is to remember how to laugh-what it feels like, what it sounds like, what it looks like to see Jimmy smiling back at you...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Crystal Hoffman - Bettendorf , IA

“This is one of the toughest moments in my life that I have to say good-bye to my buddy that I shared so much with over our childhood and growing up...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Mark Kraus - Omaha , NE

“Not sure where one starts at sharing a memory of Jimmy. We were lucky enough to meet Jimmy through his sister Sheila at Lake Okoboji. We haven't...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Deb & Steve - Estherville, IA

“We will miss you Jim! So sorry for your loss! ”
12 of 27 | Posted by: Jerry and Beth Huebner-Starman - IA

“Lynette and Family - I met you several years ago at the Maple River Centennial. "Tookie" and I go back a long, long, long ways .... we were...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Jane Henrich Walker

“Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We will always remember the snowmobile stories shared with Jim. We talked and laughed about his comments...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Paul Pinzuti, New Berlin Building Systems, Inc. - WI

“Our Sincerest and Deepest Sympathy to the Family, Jim was surely a "One of a Kind" always there to help no matter what. We've very fond memories...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Bob & Nanci Prusinski - Franklin, WI

“When I think back to my childhood, I will always think of the many summer nights spent at the Kraus house. Jim always made me feel like part of the...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Maggie - Wales, WI - Friend

“I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to Lynette and family. Jim worked with me at Trucks Inc. for a number of years. You always new when Jim...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: John Kislia - Janesville, WI

“I remember when our family would visit, my older sister and I were the only ones who were allow to go into his room. I am not sure why that was so...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Donna Kraus Culbertson - Omaha, NE

“Lynette,Kyle, and Kelsey, We cannot express how sad we are for you right now.The many good times we spent together at Lake Okoboji will...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Sheila Border - sister

“Lynette, Kyle, and Kelsey, Know that our thoughts and our prayers are with you during this very emotional time. Memories include hunting in Cornell,...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Mark Rose - Quinnesec, MI

“Jimmy! I will miss so much about you, but most of all the phone calls. Your laugh is one I'll never forget. I walk in the kitchen in the mornings...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: sandy hoffman - W.Des Moines, IA

“I'm so sorry for your loss! My deepest sympathies to the family. ”
22 of 27 | Posted by: Colleen - friend

“After Craigs Dad died - Jim came and spent several weeks at our home to help with harvest. He did this for several years- sacrificing his time to...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Craig & Kay Skalla - cousins

“Please accept our sympathy in your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Donald, Thelma ,Martin and Joyce Shawler - IA

“Jim was one of the lights of the neighborhood. He always had a smile and a wave and you knew if you needed something you could rely on Jim. I admired...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Steve Vaughn - Wales, WI

“Lynette, Kelsey & Family - Sorry to hear about Jim. May the fun and loving memories of Jim help bring you peace and comfort during this difficult...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Tiffany & Jon Schultz - Madison, WI

“I remember first meeting Jim when he was employed as a truck salesman at Lakeside International Trucks, Inc. He was an outstanding sales person who...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: John Laakso - Montello, WI


Jim Kraus, age 55, of Wales, passed away Friday, December 3, 2010. Jim is survived by his loving wife Lynette, loving children Chillon “Kyle” James Kraus and Kelsey Jo Kraus, brothers and sisters Norman, Ronald, Sandra, Joyce, Mark, Jerome and Sheila, sister-in-law Farene (Calvin) Rose, mother-in-law Iva Shawler, many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Jim was preceded in death by parents Paul and Marion Kraus. A funeral service for Jim will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at Pagenkopf Funeral Home at 7:00 p.m. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. until time of service. Burial will be Lenox, Iowa at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the family for a future donation in Jim’s name.

Jim was the current owner of J K Green Keeper of Waukesha; he owned Kwik Service in Genesee. He loved hunting, fishing, golf, racing and all sports. He enjoyed traveling and life. Jim will be deeply missed by his loving family whom he was very close and dedicated to.