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Paul F. Kraus 1960 - 2020
Paul F. Kraus

SALINA — Paul F. Kaus, 60, of Salina, passed away Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. He was born in Hoxie, Kan. to Frederick J. and Helen (Zerr) Kaus on March 10, 1960. He married Christine L. Pechanec on Aug. 31, 1985 in Timken, Kan. He graduated from Golden Plains High School, Rexford, in 1978 and then received in his Associate of Science Radiologic Technology degree from Fort Hays State University in 1982.  

Paul had a wonderful sense of humor, and a passionate love for animals. He and his family raised all sorts of animals on a farm north of Salina. He donated a llama for the petting zoo at Rolling Hills Zoo. He loved fishing, gardening and being adventurous outdoors. His hard work ethic was instilled in his children, he didn’t ever miss one of their activities and was very proud of all their achievements. His greatest accomplishment was becoming a grandfather and being able to play and read books to them.   

Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Christine, of the home; mother, Helen, of Colby; children, Kaylene Bacon (Cody) of Minneapolis, Trenton Kaus (Haley), of Manhattan, and Tyler Kaus (Lenae), of Wichita; grandchildren, Mallorie, Rylan, Cordell, Canter, and Caroline; siblings, Michael Kaus, of Bison, Kan., Dona Kulhanek (Shorty), of Colby, Ron Kaus (Charlene), of Colby, Susan Hillebrand (Gary), Kenneth Kaus (Marion).

He is preceded in death by his father, Frederick and sister in law, Laura Kaus.

A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton with Fr. Keith Weber as officiant.  Interment will follow in Catholic Cemetery, Salina. Memorials may be made to Rolling Hills Zoo, in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 North Eighth Street, Salina, Kansas 67401. 

Funeral arrangements provided by

Ryan Mortuary

137 North Eighth Street

Salina, Kansas 67401

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 30, 2020