Louise Kraan


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Posted Online: Nov. 20, 2012, 5:27 pm
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Louise Maureen Kraan, 92, formerly of Moline, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at St. Anthony's Nursing & Rehab Center, Rock Island.
Funeral services will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Memorials may be made to the family for a fund to be established.
Louise was born on Feb. 23, 1920, in Rosindale, Mass., the daughter of Adam and Estella Allen Winter. She married Jacob Kraan on June 4, 1940, in Moline. He preceded her in death on March 8, 2007.
She was a member of St. Mary's Church and the St. Mary's Altar & Rosary Society.
Louise worked as a secretary at Fred H. Railsback Law Firm.
Survivors include, her sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Peggy Kraan, Silvis, and David and Joanne Kraan, Klamath Falls, Ore.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Jacob.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.deroofuneralhome.com.







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