Sister Marilyn Kraus
Sr. Marilyn Kraus was raised in Nauvoo, Illinois, and entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1948. Her first vows were pronounced in 1951.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Marycrest College, Davenport; a master’s degree in biology from the University of Notre Dame; a master of public health degree from the University of Michigan; and a master’s degree in library science from the University of Missouri. She taught for 20 years in high schools: in Iowa, at Ottumwa Heights Academy, Walsh in Ottumwa and St. Mary in Marshalltown. She also taught at Ottumwa Heights College in Ottumwa. She was a medical librarian at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Iowa City from 1973-1995. After that she was employed in administration by the John A. Kraus Co. in Nauvoo, where she remains in a ministry of prayer and witness.