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Steve Kraus

Steve Kraus, 58, of Bellefontaine, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at the Springfield Regional Medical Center, Springfield.

He was born in Delaware, Ohio, on March 2, 1954, to Howard Kraus of Delaware and the late Jennie Mae Liggett Kraus.

On Feb. 25, 2000, he married the former Maureen Predmore in Las Vegas and she survives, along with his stepmother, Margaret Kraus of Delaware; three sons, Jason (Lori) Kraus, Chris Kraus and Shane Kraus, all of Delaware; his siblings, Craig (Bev) Kraus, Carol (Doug) Porter and Cheryl Spriggs, all of Delaware; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A heavy equipment operator at J.J. Slagle in Urbana, Steve was a member of the Church of Christian Union and Eagles 2166 and enjoyed fishing at Indian Lake.

He was a self-taught guitar blues player.

Family would like to express a special “Thank You” to all the nurses and staff at the Springfield Regional Medical Center for the care they provided during Steve’s illness.

Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where condolences may be expressed at

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