Alumni Association of The Pontifical North American College

David Kraus, JCL


CASA 1989



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.

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