For those of us who were fortunate enough to have known James, we will forever carry the memory of this beautiful human with us.
James Patrick Krauss left us at the age of 47 on August 22nd after a full, happy life. He will be missed by so many, gone but never forgotten.
In place of a traditional service, we will celebrate the life of James on Thurs. August 31st from 1-4:00 at Primeval Brewing 960 Logan Street Suite 100 Noblesville, IN.
Words of remembrance will be spoken by a dear friend Dennis Mitchell at 2:00. Afterwards, it will be open for anyone who would like to share words. If you feel you may not have the strength to speak, his wife is asking you write down your favorite memory or reflection of what he meant to you to leave with her that day.
The family recently grieved the passing of James father, Paul Krauss. His mother Norma Krauss, is living out at Grissom Airforce base/Aperion care where the two of them shared so much of their life and careers. James loved his parents very much and always held the biggest gratitude for all the ways that they offered their unending love and support.
He will be cherished beyond words by the family and friends closest to him. His wife Irene Krauss of Carmel, and their children Michaela Carpenter, Madison Carpenter, and Hailey Krauss, brother William Krauss and wife Christina, niece Megan Spinner and her husband Xavier, will all hold his memory close to their hearts as they try to move forward, navigating this crazy world without him.
James had many interest such as traveling, going to concerts, riding coasters, and playing poker with his group of long time friends Dennis Mitchell, Ryan Haman, and Drew Reusser. One thing that will never be forgotten was his sense of humor and the way he may not have reached out a lot, but you still always knew he would do anything for you.
If James could have one single thing carry with you in his absence, it would be the idea that you can get through the hardest of times and come out the other side still being a good human. Despite all the health struggles and challenges he faced in his life, he maintained a great attitude and somehow always kept the hope for something better in the future at his core. Something his wife heard numerous times throughout their 14+ years of knowing each other was, "There's always someone going through worse".
As we say goodbye, we hold onto the precious memories of James' laughter, wisdom, and the countless ways he made this world a better place.