The Lord above gained another Saint on February 3rd, 2023, surrounded by her loving family at home. Paula Barbara Kraushaar was born on February 1st, 1952, to Carl and Cecelia Hayn of Kampsville, Illinois. She grew up in a large loving family with 3 brothers and 7 sisters.
Paula married Roger Kraushaar on October 8th, 1970, in Eldred, Illinois. They moved their family to Thermopolis, Wyoming in 1983. Paula raised three children: Dawn, Roger, and Jason.
Paula worked in the health care field and Big Horn Enterprises for many years when she lived in Thermopolis. Paula enjoyed helping and caring for people and often patients and clients would turn into lifelong friends. When she moved to Casper, she started working with DC Electric motors. Paula was defined as the hardest working woman by all the guys working at the shop.
She loved her faith and was a devout Catholic. When Paula retired, she loved that she had more time to spend serving at the church. Paula enjoyed all of her church friends and the coffee dates she had with them. She especially loved the interactions and connections she was able to have with all Priests and Fathers. One of greatest joy’s was a trip to the Holy Land where she got to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and Mary.
In her free time, she loved spending time in her yard and garden. Picking fruit to make jelly and applesauce for family and friends. She loved spending time with her family, cooking lunch or baking treats for them. She loved playing with her great grandchildren and swinging on the hammock, or just spending time with her family in her yard.
Paula is survived by her husband, three children, ten grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren, her three sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is proceeded in death by her parents, her brothers, 4 sisters, a grandson, and a granddaughter.
A Rosary will be held at Our Lady of Fatima at 1:00pm, followed by a funeral mass at Our Lady of Fatima on Friday, February 10, 2023, at 2:00pm. Paula asked that there be no flowers at her service. If you would like Paula asks that you make a donation in her honor to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or any charity serving children.