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Kraus, George Carleton

September 27, 1933 –
 December 10, 2020


George Carleton Kraus, age 87 died at home in Plano, TX on December 10, 2020.

Born in Dobbs Ferry, NY on September 27, 1933.  He was in the USAF, serving during the Korean War.  He graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in geology.  He worked for Teledyne Geotech until his retirement.  He was a member of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Allen, TX.  He was a charter member of the Korean War Veterans Association, Sam Johnson Chapter.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rolande Kraus and five children, George Kraus Jr (Helen), Karen Anderson (Mark), Janet Jackson (Kevin), Nancy Howard (Shawn) and Michael Kraus (Marion).  He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Eric Anderson (Ashley), Katie Anderson, Meagan Cobb (Ben), Anastasia Marston (Sam), Natasha Kraus, Victoria Kraus and Travis Miller (Bonnie) and one great-grandchild, Cordelia Marston.

Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Angel Catholic Church, 1914 Ridgeview Drive, Allen, TX  75013 for the family only on Saturday, December 19th at 11:00.  Due to COVID, the Memorial Mass will be streamed live at or at  Interment will be at the DFW National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions are welcome in George’s name to Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church ( or DFW Honor Flight (

Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website.


Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

4 Thoughts on Kraus, George Carleton
    Anne Hendrickson
    16 Dec 2020

    Dear Nancy and family, you all are in my prayers while you grieve and heal. ❤️

    Robert & Frances
    16 Dec 2020

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Robert & Angie Hollis
    19 Dec 2020

    We are keeping your family in our prayers. So sorry for the loss of your loved one.

    Don Huffman
    18 Apr 2021

    Expressing gratitude for the US Air Force of George Kraus for our country. Prayers are going up to heaven for comfort for his family and many friends in their loss. Now he gets to rest in Paradise with his Beloved Savior and preceding loved ones. Thank You Lord for men such as this.. D huffman Army Vet, DFW Honor Guard member.

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