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Kraus to observe 80th birthday

February 14, 2013

Richard “Dick” J. Kraus, of La Monte, will celebrate his birthday with a reception, held by his children, at a later date at St. Patrick Church.


He was born Feb. 20, 1933, at home in Cooper County. He is married to Mimi Kraus.


He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone. He enjoys gardening and woodworking. He is a telephone insulator collector. He is a life member of 40 & 8, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2591, Gray Beards and National Rifle Association.


He has two children, Karen Simon, of La Monte, and Rick Kraus, of Marshall; and a grandson, Matthew Kraus.


Cards may be sent to him at 14450 Highway Y, La Monte, MO 65337.