Joyce Marie Kraus, 67 years old, of Morris, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Joyce was an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother. She was dedicated to her family, her husband and devoted to her faith. Her husband was the love of her life and her very best friend. They traveled all over the United States together and were ready to take their camper on their next adventure. She was married to Albert for 47 years, and they have 4 living children, 11 amazing grandchildren, and one granddaughter on the way. Joyce always had a smile on her face, was there to comfort anyone, and was ready to offer a helping hand where needed. In her free time, you would always see her at her grandchildren’s sports activities, cheering them on, playing Bingo, volunteering with St. Anthony, or quilting a blanket/scarf for someone in the family. Joyce was so proud of her children and was ready to share stories about what they had accomplished, what they were doing, and share pictures of their family and adventures. Joyce was a bartender, and most people would remember seeing her behind the bar at Keg & Kettle.
Joyce will be greatly missed by her husband, Albert Kraus Jr, as well as her children, Carrie (Tony) Gerth, Keith, Lea (JD) Henson, and Krystle (Justin) Follick; grandchildren, Anna, Tori, Rachael JJ, Ava, Kayla, Layla, Noah, Malea, Nate, and soon to be Scarlett. She will be fondly missed by siblings Jim (Karen) Hountz, Joe (Annette) Hountz, Paul (Marilyn) Hountz, Betty (George) Hoff, Leroy (Kim) Hountz, Dan Doll and Dorita Hodges, and numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Anna, parents Joseph and Viola Hountz, her parents-in-law Albert Sr. and Norma (Wuestefeld) Kraus, sister MaryLou Doll, sisters-in-law Maria Kraus and Beth Kraus, brother-in-law Paul Kraus, and numerous nieces and nephews.
On Saturday, April 10, Visitation will be from 8-11 AM at Weigel’s Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life following at 11:30 AM at St. Anthony’s of Padua with Fr. Stan Pondo presiding. Luncheon will be held immediately after at New Alsace Legion. Memorials can be made to St. Anthony’s Cemetery Fund or American Lung Association. Memorials can be sent to Weigel’s Funeral Home at P.O. Box 36, Batesville, IN 47006. Please visit www.weigelfh.com to leave condolences and sign the online guest book.