Rose L. Kraus
Rose L. Kraus
  • August 24, 1921 - June 12, 2017
  • Glendale, Arizona

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Rose Lucy Kraus, age 95, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2017 while residing at Brookdale Arrowhead Ranch, Assisted Living in Glendale, AZ. Rose was born August 21, 1921, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the daughter of Michael Vena and Catherine Orico Vena.
Rose lived in Glendale, AZ for the past four years. However, before her move to Brookdale Ranch, Rose resided in Chino, California for 52 years. During this time she made many friends and grew to love Chino as her home town. Rose was a member of Saint Margaret's Church, in Chino, where she was an active parishioner and devout Catholic. In 1947, Rose married the love of her life Ben Kraus and they moved to southern California. They raised four children together in Chino. Their children blessed them both with seven beautiful grandchildren: Laurie Pollard, Johnny Pollard, James Golden, Kelly Wade, Jake Wade, Jeremy Kraus, and Nathanial Kraus. And, three of their grandchildren gave them eight wonderful great-grandchildren: Eric, Preston, Justin, and Destiny Bertelsen; James and Benjamin Golden, Ashlyn and Anthony Wade. Rose thoroughly enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She came from a large Italian household where family was a priority. Rose had four brothers and three sisters. Between them they gave her ten very special nieces and nephews. The holidays were her favorite time of year. Rose, her three sisters, and her two sister-in-laws were excellent Italian cooks so the festive meals were extraordinary.
A little known fact about Rose is that, in her youth, she loved riding horses. For those who knew Rose in her adult life, this would seem out of character as she was not much into participation sports. However, this is where she took exception. Throughout her adult life, she was an avid football fan; her favorite team was the Green Bay Packers. Her and her grandsons exchanged many enthusiastic phone calls during Packer games. They were all loyal fans. In addition to raising four children, Rose worked as a shop supervisor for Bristol Meyers for 10 years. She was very organized and disciplined by nature so she made a great area lead. She really enjoyed the relationships she had with her co-worker and she was very successful at her job. Rose is survived by her two daughters and one son, nine grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. All of them loved her very much. She was a very unique and special lady. There will be a private service for immediate family members and close friends in Montebello, California. at Resurrection Cemetery. The time and date will be announced later by her close family members.