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Friz obit

In Loving Memory

Friz, Valerie E. (nee Kraus)

April 19, 1946 - March 24, 2024

Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sunday, March 24, 2024.

Loving wife of the late Harold W. Friz; beloved daughter of the late Leo and Dorothy Kraus (nee Sonntag); dearest sister of Ronald R. (Kathleen E.), Kenneth (Linda), Gilbert (the late Anne) Kraus, the late Dorothy (survived by Jerry) Rouse and Leo Norman Kraus; lifetime friend of Sandy Rebore; our dear aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend of many.

Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois Rd. on Thursday, April 4, 9:15 a.m. to St. Francis of Assisi, 4556 Telegraph Rd. (63129) for a 10:00 a.m. Mass. Funeral Mass will be lived streamed, click the following link:


Interment Resurrection Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Autism Speaks, PO BOX 37148, Boone, IA 50037-0148  https://www.autismspeaks.org/ and/or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.   https://www.stjude.org/.  Visitation Wednesday 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.


7 thoughts on “Friz, Valerie E. (nee Kraus)”

  1. Val,you have made a mark on lots of people’s lives..You’ll be missed by many and rest in Jesus’s arm’s now..Your friend,Marilyn “Cook”,Bull..

  2. Val was a great inspiration to me. The group of us working together became a “gang” of campers, annual rained-out picnickers, canoeist, Christmas party celebrators, etc, etc. What a time we had together! To me, God put us together to become an everlasting family of friends. As believers in Jesus, we shall meet again. See you in Heaven. ♥️

  3. I was there in spirit, watching the mass live-streamed from my home in Portland, Oregon. Aunt Val wasn’t a big fan of technology, but this ironically allowed me to participate how I could, mid-school week and recovering from a flu. Easter was “her” holiday for many years and it was fitting that someone who sacrificed so much in the name of Christ’s love would pass away on Palm Sunday. I will miss you and your example of sister, wife, widow, cousin and aunt.


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