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John Edward Kraft

January 27, 1943 January 13, 2019
John Edward Kraft
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John Edward Kraft, 75, of Nauvoo, Illinois, passed away at 2:25 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2019, at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, Iowa.

Born January 27, 1943, in Nauvoo, Illinois, the son of Guy Waltie and Verona (Dusenberry) Kraft. On March 5, 1966, he married Peggy Reidner at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Nauvoo, Illinois.

Survivors include his wife: Peggy of Nauvoo, Illinois; four daughters: Suzanne Smith of Fort Madison, Iowa, Renee (Tim) Watznauer of West Point, Iowa, Kathy (Robert) Hornung of Montrose, Iowa and Jennifer Kraft of Nauvoo, Illinois; nine grandchildren: Steven Smith, Erica (Travis) Eastin, Danielle (Bryor) McMillen, Brittany, Brandon, Mykayla Watznauer, Ashton (Kailie) Hornung, Kaitlyn Hornung and Addison Markey; two great-grandsons: Mason and Griffin Eastin; one great-granddaughter on the way; three sisters: Betty (Larry) Hopp of Nauvoo, Illinois, Marietta (Bob) Gavillet of Carthage, Illinois and Johanna (Oren) Nussbaum of Chatsworth, Illinois; three brothers: Guy C.P. (Janice) Kraft of Texas, David (Joan) Kraft of Nauvoo, Illinois and Robert (Barb) Kraft of Niota, Illinois. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son: John E. Kraft Jr.; one son-in-law: Tony Smith.

John served in the United States Navy as a machinist from 1960 to 1964. He was a mate on the USS Dahlgren that took missiles out of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He worked in construction for thirty-four years. John was a member of the Nauvoo American Legion Post #711. He enjoyed butchering meat, fishing, hunting, gardening, going to farmer’s markets, being outdoors and woodworking.

Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Schmitz - Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Nauvoo, Illinois, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. that evening.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 17, 2019, at Schmitz - Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Nauvoo with Pastor Mark Lowman as Celebrant.

Burial will be at the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery in Nauvoo, Illinois, with Full Military Rites presented by the Nauvoo American Legion.

A memorial has been established in his memory.

Schmitz - Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Nauvoo is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sbbfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Wednesday

16

Jan

5:00 PM 1/16/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/16/2019 7:00:00 PM
Schmitz - Banks & Beals Funeral Home

2420 Young Street
Nauvoo, IL 62354

Schmitz - Banks & Beals Funeral Home
2420 Young Street Nauvoo 62354 IL
United States

Service

Thursday

17

Jan

10:00 AM 1/17/2019 10:00:00 AM
Schmitz - Banks & Beals Funeral Home

2420 Young Street
Nauvoo, IL 62354

Schmitz - Banks & Beals Funeral Home
2420 Young Street Nauvoo 62354 IL
United States
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