Rev. David H. Kraus
Friday, May 3, 2013
Posted by: Colleen Crawford
Father David H. Kraus, 72, a retired priest of the Diocese
of Dodge City, died April 28, 2013, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Father David was born August 3, 1940, in Ransom, Kansas, the son of
Hugo and Alice (Hilmes) Kraus. He graduated from Arnold High School, and
attended St. Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City, before transferring to
Conception Seminary College in Conception, Missouri. There he earned bachelor’s
degrees in Philosophy and Sacred Theology. He earned his master’s degree in
Theology at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He was ordained at St.
Aloysius Church in St. Aloysius Church at Ransom on May 21, 1967, by Bishop Marion
F. Forst. In 1989, he was granted a J.C.L. degree in canon law from the
Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, where he graduated cum laude.
Father David has been a member of the Canon Law Society since 1989. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Presbyterial
Council and served the Tribunal of Dodge City as Defender of the Bond.
Please remember Father David and his family in your prayers. May he rest in peace.