November 9, 1939 - January 26, 2021
Katherine E. Kraut, 81, of North Richland Hills, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 after a short illness. She will be greatly missed by everyone. Katherine, known as Kathy, was born on November 9th, 1939 in Charles City, Iowa to Charles and Florence (Ersing) Patten. She attended Charles City High School graduating in 1958. After high school, she took schooling to be a nursing tech at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Kathy went on to work at Mercy Hospital in the OB Ward. At Mercy Hospital, Kathy met her future husband and partner for the rest of her life in Charles (Chuck) L. Kraut of Cedar Rapids. They were wed on December 23rd, 1961 in Cedar Rapids. Kathy was a devoted and loving wife the entirety of their 59 years together. Kathy and Chuck built their family in Marion, where they nurtured three children into adulthood and she worked many years at Lefebure. After 24 years in Iowa, they moved to Atlanta, GA where she worked at SAIC. Their careers eventually led them to North Richland Hills, TX where they would spend the rest of their life’s together. She retired at the age of 62 from Life Investors. Kathy was always smiling and lit up the room whenever she came in. Her favorite activity was imparting love and care on all of her family and friends whenever the opportunity arose. Her motherly instincts were unmatched; she could often be found cooking, home keeping and offering guidance and advice to her loved ones. She was an avid reader and enjoyed attending NASCAR races at Texas Motor Speedway. Kathy and Chuck loved traveling together and the appearance of their large bus was a mark of their arrival. They saw all 50 states together and travelled the world together through cruises. Kathy is survived by her Husband, Charles; Children; Kim (Dave) Fellmer of Waterloo, IA, Brad (Angela) Kraut of Oconomowoc, WI, Pam (Ron) Guza of North Richland Hills, TX; Grandchildren; Kara Meader, Brandon Gruwell, Bryan (Rebecca) Kraut, Brittney Guza, Michael Kraut; and Great Grandchildren; Hunter Klima, Addalynn Klima, Blake Guza; Siblings; her twin brother Kenneth (Joyce) Patten, Janice Monson, Sisters-in-law; Donna Patten, Joanne Patten, Ruth Raun, Kathryn Kraut; Brothers-in-law; Art Raun. She is proceeded by her Parents; siblings Jean Veigel, Betty Patten, Ruth Demro, Patricia Suarez, Mary Fisher, Joan Patten, Robert Patten, Wendell Patten; brothers-in-law, Carleton Veigel, Ronnie Demro, James Fisher, Pete Monson; parents-in-law; Donald and Leola Kraut. A celebration of her life is scheduled for April 24th 2021 at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories, 4200 First Ave NE, Cedar Rapids at 11:00, interment to follow.
Katherine E. Kraut, 81, of North Richland Hills, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 after a short illness. She will be greatly missed by everyone. Katherine, known as Kathy, was born on November 9th, 1939 in Charles City, Iowa... View Obituary & Service Information
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