Written by The Wolf Point Herald
Esther Ovidia Kraus, 96, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow.
She was born April 16, 1916, in Nashua, the daughter of Dick and Bentine (Anderson) Opland. She was raised in Nashua and graduated from Nashua High School in 1935.
In 1935, she married John Brenden. They lived in Nashua and raised four daughters and two sons. John died in 1961.
She was a member of the Lutheran Church, worked at the Gateway Motel for 11 years and at the Ben Franklin store in Glasgow.
In 1968, she married Floyd Kraus of Minot, N.D. They lived in Minot until 1976 when they moved to Kalispell. They also lived nine winters in Arizona, enjoyed traveling and visiting family and friends and she was a member of the Senior Citizens.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, John and Floyd; son, Richard Brenden; brother, Bennie Opland; and sister, Ruth Truax.
Survivors include her children, Jeanette Forest of Glasgow, Betty Trueblood of Kalispell, Darlene Ramsbacher of Fort Peck, Susan Vertz of Tucson, Ariz., and Gary Brenden of Redding, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Gladys Nybakken of Glasgow and Clarence Opland; and two step-children, Pat Wenzel of New Rockford, N.D., and Joan Bommersback of Rapid City, S.D.
A funeral service will be held in the spring. Interment was on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow.