February 4, 1932 - March 9, 2016


Bill Kraft, Becker (formerly of Big Lake), died March 9. Bill was the 2nd oldest of 15 children born to Joe & Elizabeth Kraft. Funeral mass will be Tues. March 15, with 1 hour visitation before the 11 AM service at Mary of Visitation Catholic Church in Big Lake. Burial at a later date at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.

Survivors include his wife, Joanne of Becker; daughter, Susan Kraft of Perham; and siblings, Sr. Lorraine Kraft, OSB of Crookston, Rose Schmitz of Thief River Falls, Mary Ann Christopherson of Burnsville, Ken (Eileen) Kraft of Ham Lake, Kathy (Bill) Henry of Plymouth, Karen (Don) Atkinson of Burnsville, Rita (Jerry) Pigarelli of Sun Prairie, WI, Angie Kraft of Plymouth, Jim (Lois) Kraft of Buckeye, AZ, and Ron (Karen) Kraft of Ramsey. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Betty Page; and brothers, Leonard, John and Jerry Kraft.