Irene Marie Kraus Danks
August 9, 1924 – November 7, 2018
Irene Marie Kraus Danks, a longtime resident of Fresno, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at St. Agnes Medical Center after a brief illness. She was 94.
Irene was born August 9, 1924, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to Charles and Anna Kraus, and was the youngest of five daughters. She married Richard T. Danks, on September 6, 1947.
Irene was proud of her ten children: David Danks, Mary Danks, Eileen Lawrence, Dan Danks, Martha Danks-Ferguson, John Danks; Jo Hall, Kate Danks, Patricia Danks Icopini, and Jane Danks; 29 grandchilden, and seven great-grandchildren.
A Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery.
Remembrances may be made to the Sister Pious Disciples of the Divine Master, 3700 N. Cornelia Ave., Fresno, CA 93722 or San Joaquin Memorial High School, 1406 N. Fresno St., Fresno, CA 93703 or The Humane Society, 103 S. Hughes Ave., Fresno, CA 93703.
- Recitation of the Holy Rosary Wednesday, November 14, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Irene Marie Kraus Danks
November 13, 2018
TO THE FAMILY OF IRENE DANKS YOUR MOM WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON I HAD THE PLEASURE TO WORK WITH HER AT ST.AGNES HOSPITAL SHE WAS A VERY FUNNY IN HER OWN WAY LOVED WORKING WITH HER . REST IN PEACE IRENE YOU'LL BE MISSED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN (smile face) Kathy
November 10, 2018
She was my favorite "Smart Partner" at our Bible class. Such a delightful, smart, sweet woman. I will miss her phone calls, her lovely notes and her undeniable wisdom . My prayers and thoughts for Martha and all her family.
Sister Mary Paul Haase
November 9, 2018
I am so sorry for the loss of your grandmother, Kayla. Prayers for all the family of Irene, her children and grandchildren. May Jesus give her eternal rest.
Sister Emily Demuth,C.S.C.
November 7, 2018
Dear members of Irene Marie Danks's family and friends ,
Please know that my prayers are with each one as you mourn and yet celebrate your dear mother's life.. I was praying for her as soon as I heard she was in the Hospital and she was sound asleep last evening as I took her the blue rosary, and when I came to work this morning I was going right up to see her and I was told the news of her death. Please know I always treasured seeing her talking with her and praying with her I say in the word's of St. Paul " I am happy that her path in life crossed mine" May she rest in Peace. My prayers remain for all of her dear family members. Sister Emily