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Celebrating the life of
Lewis Wendell Kraus
July 31, 1946 - April 21, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Family Will Receive Friends
  • 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. - Tuesday, April 25, 2017
  • Bible Baptist Church
  • 4700 Skidaway Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-352-3020
  • Memorial Service
  • 11:00 a.m. - Tuesday, April 25, 2017
  • Bible Baptist Church
  • 4700 Skidaway Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-352-3020

Wendell, will live on in the hearts of everyone who loved him. We are sorry for your loss Becky. Life is so tender, so fragile, and so very precious. God is our refuge and strength… Psalm 46. God himself is the source of ultimate refuge for those who are troubled. Our Thoughts of deep and sincere sympathy are with you at this time. Ed and Marcella White Kettering, Ohio

Edward & Marcella White, Dayton, Ohio

I taught at McKinley Elementary in Hamilton in the late 60's and all of the 70's. Flossie was our 4th grade teacher and I was one of two second grade teachers. I was a brand new teacher and I felt Flossie took me "under wing". Of course, I heard all about Wendell during that time. She was an extremely proud mama!.....as well she should have been after reading Wendell's obituary. He lived a very impressive life, didn't he? He was intelligent and he chose careers that benefitted others as well. I didn't actually know Wendell, but being with his mother for all those years, I felt like I did in a way. I am very sorry for your loss. I like to think that Flossie is in Heaven and is very happy to be with him again.

Lois Stitzel Cropenbaker, Hamilton, Ohio

Wendell and I Lived 2 door apart on Goodman Ave when we were kids. I am 6 years older than Wendell and I haven't seen him in over 50 years. But our parents were good friends and because of that I knew him well at that time. I still remember him and I still consider him an old friend. Every August, the people who grew up in that neighborhood, have a reunion in Millikin Woods. His name often comes up there as we reminisce about old times. I am sure his passing will be a topic of discussion this August. I am sorry for your loss.

Coyt "Corky" Rains, Fairfield, Ohio

Very sorry to read of your loss. We will keep you in our prayers. keep the faith. fred &a Margot

Fred Borst, Springboro, Ohio

Our loss is certainly Heaven's gain.

Peggy V. Fraley, Richmond, KY

Dear Becky, We are so sorry to hear about Wendell's passing and send our sympathy to you. Wendell was a wonderful person, energetic, intelligent, musical, with a great sense of humor. We have fond memories of him. Our love and prayers to you and your family, Steve and Sharlyn Radcliffe

Steve and Sharlyn Radcliffe, Dayton, OH

Becky I am so sorry for your loss! Wendell was a good guy! So loved the time we came to visit you guys! We had such a great time! May the Lord bless & keep you is my prayer! We'll all be in heaven together some day!! Hugs, love & prayers!!

Karl & Sherry Kross, Palm Bay, FL

Becky and Family: I was saddened to learn of Wendell's passing today. Wendall and I reconnected on FB recently. We knew each other in Centerville Rotary and I'll never forget Wendell's generosity when he offered your new home in Savannah to me and my sons at Christmas week 2002. It was sincerely appreciated. Although many years have passed, I never forgot that. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Bill Reber, Dayton, OH and Hobe Sound, , FL

So sorry to hear of Wendall's passing. I know he will live on in our memories. We had a social gathering with some of his HS classmates. His passing was a sad topic of discussion for the evening. I am so glad we became acquainted when when Jo Anne and I had dinner with the 2 of you several years ago. Our prayers are with you.

Rick Morner, Hamilton, Ohio

Becky, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

Jeff & Jessie Gabbard, Dayton, Oh

My condolences to you Becky.

dale gillette, centerville, ohio

My sincerest condolences go out to your family, it's never easy losing someone in death. May you take comfort in God's promise found at Revelation 21:4, which says "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” This verse brought me peace when I experienced loss, I hope it can do the same for you. May the memories you have give you strength during this difficult time.

Jae McKenzie , Savannah , GA

Lewis Wendell Kraus, 70, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at Candler Hospital.  He was born in Hamilton, Ohio son of Lewis William and Flossie Smith where he graduated from Taft High School.  He earned a BA degree from Miami University of Ohio, a JD from the University of Dayton and was a Captain in the United States Air Force.  Mr. Kraus served as the in-house attorney for Citizen’s Federal Bank before establishing Employee Compensation Planning in Dayton.  Until his death, he was president of Provnet Strategies in Dayton and Savannah.  He and Mrs. Kraus moved to Savannah in 2002, and were members of Bible Baptist Church, where he was active with the church orchestra.  He was a Rotarian, Paul Harris Fellow, and a member of the Savannah Stompers Jazz Band.

Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Rebecca “Becky” Kraus of Savannah; nephew, Christopher Bartholomew (wife, Ericaa) of Savannah and relatives in Ohio.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Bible Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the service.

Remembrances may be made to the Bible Baptist Church Mission Fund.

 

 

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Wendell, will live on in the hearts of everyone who loved him. We are sorry for your loss Becky. Life is so tender, so fragile, and so very precious. God is our refuge and strength… Psalm 46. God himself is the source of ultimate refuge for those who are troubled. Our Thoughts of deep and sincere sympathy are with you at this time. Ed and Marcella White Kettering, Ohio

Edward & Marcella White, Dayton, Ohio

I taught at McKinley Elementary in Hamilton in the late 60's and all of the 70's. Flossie was our 4th grade teacher and I was one of two second grade teachers. I was a brand new teacher and I felt Flossie took me "under wing". Of course, I heard all about Wendell during that time. She was an extremely proud mama!.....as well she should have been after reading Wendell's obituary. He lived a very impressive life, didn't he? He was intelligent and he chose careers that benefitted others as well. I didn't actually know Wendell, but being with his mother for all those years, I felt like I did in a way. I am very sorry for your loss. I like to think that Flossie is in Heaven and is very happy to be with him again.

Lois Stitzel Cropenbaker, Hamilton, Ohio

Candle tribute lit by Lois Stitzel Cropenbaker — Ohio

Wendell and I Lived 2 door apart on Goodman Ave when we were kids. I am 6 years older than Wendell and I haven't seen him in over 50 years. But our parents were good friends and because of that I knew him well at that time. I still remember him and I still consider him an old friend. Every August, the people who grew up in that neighborhood, have a reunion in Millikin Woods. His name often comes up there as we reminisce about old times. I am sure his passing will be a topic of discussion this August. I am sorry for your loss.

Coyt "Corky" Rains, Fairfield, Ohio

Very sorry to read of your loss. We will keep you in our prayers. keep the faith. fred &a Margot

Fred Borst, Springboro, Ohio

Our loss is certainly Heaven's gain.

Peggy V. Fraley, Richmond, KY

Candle tribute lit by Peggy V. Fraley — Kentucky

Dear Becky, We are so sorry to hear about Wendell's passing and send our sympathy to you. Wendell was a wonderful person, energetic, intelligent, musical, with a great sense of humor. We have fond memories of him. Our love and prayers to you and your family, Steve and Sharlyn Radcliffe

Steve and Sharlyn Radcliffe, Dayton, OH

Becky I am so sorry for your loss! Wendell was a good guy! So loved the time we came to visit you guys! We had such a great time! May the Lord bless & keep you is my prayer! We'll all be in heaven together some day!! Hugs, love & prayers!!

Karl & Sherry Kross, Palm Bay, FL

Becky and Family: I was saddened to learn of Wendell's passing today. Wendall and I reconnected on FB recently. We knew each other in Centerville Rotary and I'll never forget Wendell's generosity when he offered your new home in Savannah to me and my sons at Christmas week 2002. It was sincerely appreciated. Although many years have passed, I never forgot that. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Bill Reber, Dayton, OH and Hobe Sound, , FL

So sorry to hear of Wendall's passing. I know he will live on in our memories. We had a social gathering with some of his HS classmates. His passing was a sad topic of discussion for the evening. I am so glad we became acquainted when when Jo Anne and I had dinner with the 2 of you several years ago. Our prayers are with you.

Rick Morner, Hamilton, Ohio

Becky, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

Jeff & Jessie Gabbard, Dayton, Oh

Candle tribute lit by Jeff and Jessie Gabbard — Ohio

My condolences to you Becky.

dale gillette, centerville, ohio

My sincerest condolences go out to your family, it's never easy losing someone in death. May you take comfort in God's promise found at Revelation 21:4, which says "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” This verse brought me peace when I experienced loss, I hope it can do the same for you. May the memories you have give you strength during this difficult time.

Jae McKenzie , Savannah , GA


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