William Edward Kraus IV
October 1, 1999-May 31, 2021
William Edward Kraus IV, 21, an active-duty Army Specialist stationed in Ft. Sill Oklahoma, passed away Monday May 31, 2021 while on leave in Michigan City.
He was born October 1, 1999 in Michigan City, Indiana, the son of William E. Kraus III and Allison (Bell) Kraus.
In July of 2020, in Michigan City, he married Emily (Rhodes) Kraus, who survives.
Along with his wife, Will is survived by his father, William (Crystal Mullins)Kraus III and his mother, Allison Vannette Kraus of Michigan City; mother in law, Patricia Rhodes of Michigan City; brother, Alexander Worley of Michigan City; two sisters, Lily Worley and Renee Kraus of Michigan City; paternal grandmother, Lori Kraus of Garrett, IN; maternal grandparents, Stan and Renee Kozlowski of New Buffalo; Uncle Nick (Emily) Kraus of Garrett; four cousins, Harper, Karley, Macy, Piper and niece, Lyla.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, William Kraus, Jr.
Will was a 2018 graduate of New Prairie High School and was attending Georgia Military college online, as well as being recently accepted to Michigan State University. His interests were diverse. Will loved video games, most recently the Tarkov game. He was a shoe collector, always searching for the latest Nike trend. Sports were a big part of Will's life. He wrestled and played football in high school and was a big Broncos, Cubs and Notre Dame fan. Will's favorite TV shows were House, Parks and Rec and Sons of Anarchy and he watched the movie "Ted" many times. Family was special to Will. Every year on Christmas Eve, he would see a new Star Wars movie with his mother and he enjoyed ebaying with his dad. Will also loved his dogs, Tiggy, Dutchess and puppy, Gemma.
Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN where the family will receive friends Friday, June 11 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m and Saturday June 12 from 10:30 - noon. A Celebration of Life service together with military honors, will be held at the funeral home at 12:00 noon on Saturday June 12 with Pastor Bray and Terry Phillips, officiating. Cremation will follow and a burial of cremated remains will take place at a later date at Pine Lake Cemetery.
Masks are suggested due to the number of people expected.
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