Stricklin/Snively Mortuary

1952 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA


Rhonda K Krauss

16 December, 194620 November, 2019


I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun; Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.


Rhonda K Krauss

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Brooke Coe

November 24, 2019

Rhonda Kathleen Krauss, a mother, grandmother and medical laboratory technician and resident of Washington, MI passed away on 11/20/19 due to complications from stroke at the age of 72 in Long Beach, CA.

Rhonda is survived by her children, Douglas Baditoi, Bethany Baditoi and Brooke Coe; her siblings Nancy Sternisha, Joseph Krauss, Suzie Burlson, Louis Krauss and Lisa Germann; and her grandchildren, Jack Ross, Jessika and Jakob Baditoi and Cinjun and Tre Coe.

Rhonda was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 16, 1946 to Jakob Krauss and Irene Kovacs. She graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Science in 1984 and worked as a medical laboratory technician for McLaren of Macomb as well as multiple other clinics and hospitals across the country. In 1964 she married George Baditoi and after 14 of marriage, divorced in 1980.

Rhonda was an avid gardener and decorator. She enjoyed keeping Bonsai trees and creating an evolving Japanese garden outside her regularly-redesigned home. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren and traveling with her sisters.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 12pm – 4pm at 57021 Mount Vernon Road, Washington, MI 48094. For more information, visit RememberingRhonda.com.

In lieu of flowers, as Rhonda was a passionate animal advocate, please donate to the Michigan Humane Society in her honor.