Eleanor Adele Kraus, nee Bier, formerly of Stone Mountain, passed into Eternal Life on February 25, 2018. She was 93. An avid sports fan, Eleanor’s most loved pastime was to cheer on her teams on TV, most notably the Chicago Whitesox and Blackhawks and Green Bay Packers. Born in Chicago, Illinois on October 22, 1924, to Walter and Olga (Wiedenhoeft) Bier, Eleanor adopted the Atlanta sports teams when she moved to Stone Mountain from Ravenna, Ohio in 1971. Eleanor’s additional favorite things were to sing in the church choir at Rock of Ages Lutheran Church and spend time with her sons and their families. Eleanor was a beloved wife and wonderful mother/grandmother, who always put everyone first, above herself. She is survived by her husband, Richard; five sons: Howard (Janice) of Albright, WV; George (Valerie) of Kenna, WV; Les (Jan) of Punta Gorda, FL; Jim (Karen) of Snellville; GA and Bruce (Kelly) of Snellville; GA 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Carol Mahler of Chicago; and 9 nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, March 2 at 1pm at Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, 5135 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083; viewing will be from 11am to 1pm at Rock of Ages and burial following the service, at Snellville Historical Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Rock of Ages. Wages & Sons Stone Mountain is handling the arrangements.

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  1. To the family,

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one. God promises that soon the heartache and pain you feel at this time will be wiped away and replaced with those of joy when he reunites you together again (Revelation 21:4, John 5:28,29) Unril that time may you continue to cherish the memories you shared together as they too can be a source of comfort.

  2. We miss Mrs. Eleanor and we look forward to seeing her again when “all those in the memorial tombs will…come out”. John 5:28, 29.

  3. Sorry to hear about your devastating lost I know it can be difficult coping with a death of a loved one acts 24:15 helps us to appreciate that there will be a ressurection and soon we will be reunited with our loved ones again my thoughts and prayers are with your family

  4. Even though we didn’t visit with each other as much as we should have, I always felt close to my Aunt Eleanor. She was one of my sponsors at my baptism many years ago at Concordia Church, Fort Wayne, IN. I still remember visiting Stone Mt. with my parents Evelyn( Eleanor’s sister) and Werner, my wife – Ellen and 2 children Sarah and Stephanie in 1987, and my sister Deann. We had a wonderful time. I also remember Eleanor’s 90th birthday party at Stone Mt. Park. I had not seen many of my cousins in many, many years. As Christians we know there will be a resurrection and a time to reunite! My thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family

  5. Revelation 21:4
    And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

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