Lyric Austin Kraus, 17, of Chippewa Falls, WI died Sunday November 5 2023, at St Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, WI. He was born August 11, 2006 in Chippewa Falls, WI. Lyric enjoyed fishing with his father and had a gift for catching blue gills. Lyric had a passion and knew all things about luxury vehicles. He was involved in track, soccer, and baseball. Lyric had a great and profound love for music and art, especially free hand artistry. Through his creativity he was able to express his inner thoughts and emotions in a beautiful way. His smile and laughter was a gift to all of us.
Surviving family include his mother, Tracey Kraus and father Larry Ritzinger of Chippewa Falls; sister, Nicole (Darin) Ullman of Eagan MN; brother Blue (Sean Hayes) Kraus of Bloomington, MN; niece, Isabella Ullman; nephew, Ellis Ullman; beloved extended family: Bobbi (Amber Jakel) Neuman of Stacyville, IA; Amanda (Simon) Farrell of Golden, CO; Brian (Christian Svennes) Ritzinger of St Paul, MN; Madeline (Mike Cranshaw) Neuman of Charles City, IA; Elizabeth, JoHanna and Charlotte Neuman of Stacyville, IA; James and Levi Farrell of Golden, CO; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins; his faithful companions, Oliver and Henry.
Preceding him in death was his grandparents and one aunt Jody Strabley; his faithful companion, Yahbay.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00 PM until the time of the service at 2:00 PM on Tuesday November 14, 2023, at Wissota Lodge 5424 197th St, Chippewa Falls, WI with Pastor Anne Brooks officiating. A luncheon will follow the service.