Ludwig Kraus: April 2, 1928 – December 29, 2011

Published on Wed, Jan 4, 2012
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Ludwig Kraus: April 2, 1928 – December 29, 2011

Ludwig Kraus, age 83 of Blaine, passed away while working in his garden on Thursday, December 29, 2011. 

He and his wife Aida recently returned from their 61st wedding anniversary celebration in Hawaii.  Sixteen years ago they chose this area for their retirement; where the couple had boated since 1965; often sailing the Inside Passage to Alaska in the summer.  Mr. Kraus operated the Mount Rose Ski Resort at Lake Tahoe for over 20 years and was still involved as a member of its Board of Directors at the time of his death.

By request, no funeral services will be held. Grieving the loss of their husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather are his beloved wife, Aida Kraus Baumbusch; son, Michael (Catherine) Kraus and their son Christopher; son, Henry Kraus; grandson Erik (Sandra) Kraus and their daughter Brooklyn.

You are invited to share your memories and condolences in the online guest book at

Arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lynden.