Joan M. Kraul, nee Kautenburger

Joan Kraul

Joan M. Kraul, nee Kautenburger age 81, of La Grange Park, formerly of Berwyn and Galesburg. Beloved wife of the late Raymond H. Kraul; dear mother of William (Dawn) Kraul, Barbara Butts, Mary (Michael) Callaghan, Donald (Bonnie) Kraul, Constance (Mark) Sanders, Therese (Carl) Jessen; grandmother of Sarah (Chad) Cumba, Amy (Jason) Aguilera, Cyril Butts III, Anna (Andy) Whitmer, Brian Butts, Katie Kraul, Lauren (Kevin) Johnston, Phillip Kraul, Mark Sanders II, Karl Jessen, Matthew (Jada) Sanders, Patrick Callaghan (USAFA), Kathryn Callaghan (USCGA), Michael Sanders and Bridget Jessen; great grandmother of Mason Kraul, Angelina Aguilera and Madelyn Aguilera. Visitation Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 9:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, Funeral Wednesday 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park, Mass 10:00 A.M. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Galesburg, IL. Member of St. Louise de Marillac Choir. Memorials appreciated to Westmont Convalescent Center, 6501 S. Cass Ave., Westmont, IL 60559 and St. Thomas Hospice, 119 East Ogden Avenue, Suite 111, Hinsdale, IL 60521. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Nancy/Tim Ortlieb condolence:

    Our condolences and prayers to all of you on the passing of your mother. May God share peace and love with each and every one of you in the days and weeks ahead.

  2. Maren Laipple condolence:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Tece, Carl, Karl and Bridget (along with all of the Kraul family). I will miss Joan at our family holiday gatherings. She is now resting in peace and what a blessing that is. Thank you God.

  3. Bridgette (Ponce) Teel condolence:

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Wonderful Mother. I have always had a Special place in my heart for your mom. She always had a tender smile and had great joy when speaking of her family.

    I feel blessed to have been friends with all of you! May your faith help you through this difficult time.

    Bridgette (Ponce) Teel

  4. The Phipps Family condolence:

    May you find peace and comfort in knowing that your grief is shared by so many of us. Your mom will be sorely missed. God bless you and your wonderful family.

  5. Betsy (Butts) and Greg Keller condolence:

    We are saddened to hear of Joan’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. May she be at peace now with her loving husband.

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