Geraldine Kraus, 86

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Geraldine R. Kraus, 86, died peacefully at her residence in Mountain Home on Wednesday Feb. 16, 2005.

Visitation was Sunday Feb. 20, at Rost Funeral Home, Mountain Home. Services were held Monday at the First Congregational Church. Burial followed at Riverside Cemetery in Grand View. Arrangements were under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, Mountain Home.

Geraldine was a native of Idaho, being born, raised and educated in Grand View. She moved to Boise after her marriage, later moving to Mountain Home where she had resided since 1946.

She enjoyed sports as a young woman, and her family noted that she was "a dedicated, nurturing wife and mother, and was an astute and detailed business woman."

She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Mountain Home.

She was married to the late Virgil L. Kraus for 44 years.

She is survived by: a daughter, Cheri Arosteguy; sisters Roberta Hipwell and Theron Wegman; two granddaughters and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil, and three brothers.

Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Children Hospital, Fairfax at Virginia Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103, or Home Health and Hospic, 1310 American Legion Blvd., Mountain Home, Idaho 83647.