David A. Kraft

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David A. Kraft, age 76 of New Hampton, IA. passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Bethany Home in Dubuque, IA. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating. Burial will be held at New Hampton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton and will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday. Online condolences for Dave's family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to his family. David was born to Frank and Betty (Bowdish) Kraft in New Hampton, IA. He attended and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1960. After graduation, Dave went on to attend Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa where he played football. While back from college for a visit in 1961, Dave met the love of his life, Jane Schnurr, while she was working at the Tasty Freeze. He gave her a ride home that evening and the couple would later marry on December 3, 1966. During his college years, Dave was drafted into the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany from 1964-1966, and was honorably discharged. After returning home, Dave completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at Wartburg College. After completing his education, Dave and Jane began their life long adventure in Phoenix, AZ where Dave worked as a police officer. From there he began a career in medical and dental sales which would take his family coast to coast. Dave and Jane returned to New Hampton after retiring in 2004. Dave was an author of two books, and also enjoyed writing poetry. Dave took pleasure in playing billiards and euchre, and riding his Harley Davidson and restored 1955 GMC truck. Also, Dave was never at a loss for words when discussing politics. Dave was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church which was where he was baptized and confirmed. Those left to cherish Dave’s memory are his loving wife, Jane Kraft of New Hampton; his daughters, Teri (Joseph) Zuccaro of Dubuque, IA and Toni (Derek) Swartzendruber of Sarasota, FL; his grandchildren, Gus, Grace, Tony, Andrew and Laura; his siblings, Linda (Richard) Page of Los Angeles, CA, Kyle (Jolene) Kraft of Seguin, TX and Kris (Mark) Kramer of New Hampton; his siblings-in-law, Sally (Paul) Sjobakken of New Hampton, Leslie (Ron) Bumba of New Hampton and J.C. (Tammy) Schnurr of Surprise, AZ, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, niece Amanda, and nephew David in infancy. Dave’s family extends a special thank you to Hospice of Dubuque and Bethany Home for their care and support.

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  1. Jane and family, I am so sorry to hear of David’s passing. Our deepest sympathy.
    Jan and Lance Manson

    1080 KELLY DR.

  3. Jane, So sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. He was always so kind and nice to visit with. We miss both of you at Trinity. Wishing you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  4. Jane, sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Our hearts are heavy as we remember and give thanks for our dear fried Dave. Until we can personally deliver hugs, feel our love and God’s love and peace surround you and your beautiful family.

  6. Ovey and I are saddened by Dave’s passing. He was such a kind, generous man. We will miss him at Chickasaw baseball games and other sporting events. May he be welcomed into God’s loving arms for eternity. Sincere sympathy Jane and family.

  7. Sorry to hear of Dave passing. Always enjoyed visiting with him at McDonald’s when I worked there. Always a smile. Keep the good memories in your heart. God Bless. Rosanna Timmerman

  8. Dear Jane and family, We are saddened by your loss. May God hold you in his hands and comfort you as you grieve. Prayers and love, to all of you.

  9. Dear Jane and family. Our deepest sympathies to all of you. We always enjoyed talking with Dave. Take care. Doug & Carol Strike

  10. He gave so much to that hometown we all love! A loss for all of us. May God comfort you and the girls, Jane, and know how many people admired him.

  11. Hi Jane, I’ve been missing you and Dave around New Hampton. Now Dave’s chewing on his cigar in heaven! Sorry for your loss.

  12. I’m sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He can now be conversing with Lloyd again. 😊 They loved to chat. You have my sympathy. Geri O

  13. Jane – we are so sorry to hear about Dave. Know that we are thinking of you and your family.
    Dan and Kay Hartson

  14. Jane & Family – We are so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. May he rest in peace with our Lord and may you and your family find comfort in your memories of your life with Dave. Nick and Kendra Leibold

  15. Jane & family-So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Jane and Family

    Paul and Sally notified me of Dave’s passing. May he now rest in peace. I will miss his presence (and cigar) in the back row at Chickasaw baseball this summer. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Joy

  17. Jane and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. You are wished comfort from memories of your times together. Dave is now in the hands of our Savior.

  18. Jane and family, I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He has finally won the lottery, Jesus will now take care of all his needs. I enjoyed our chats when he would buy lottery tickets from me at Kwik Star. Missed you both when you moved to Dubuque. May God be with you and the family. He certainly will be missed!

    Edna Schwickerath

  19. Jane and family, My prayers and thoughts are with you all with the loss of Dave. I so enjoyed playing cards with him the few times you made it to North Washington on Euchre nights.. Keep the memories alive and happy as you and the family talk about the old times!! Godspeed!

  20. Jane and family, our condolences on the loss of your husband, father, grandpa. Keep sharing your memories with a smile and once in a while a tear.

  21. Jane and family, our sympathy goes out to you all. Thoughts and prayers your way. Larry & Jane Finnegan.

  22. Jane and family, sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. We will remember you and your family in our prayers.

  23. Jane and Family.
    We are so sorry for your loss,we miss seeing you around here.Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tom and Marian Gebel.

  24. Jane, we’re sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  25. So sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers. Two awesome neighbors for my grandsons, and that had to be a challenge while they were young and crazy! Always there for us even to hand me a spatula when I was baking at Rachel’s. Have missed you both since you moved. God loves you and will take good care of David.

  26. Thoughts & prayers are with you Jane & your family. Dave was always very pleasant to talk with when he stopped here at work to check on things – especially when his truck was getting painted! He will be missed by many.

  27. You all have my sympathy. You will be in my prayers over the next few days. May he Rest in Peace.

  28. Dear Jane and family,
    Dave and I send our sympathy for your great loss. We enjoyed visiting with Dave whenever we were around him. He and I had the pleasure of joking about “2”, of which he and I were the only ones who knew what this was all about. We enjoyed seeing you at the same shows and especially at church.

    We certainly missed both of you when you moved to Dubuque. Fond memories of Dave will remain in our hearts.

  29. Dear Jane and family: My sympathy to you and yours in the loss of your Dave. Sharon Trewin

  30. Dear Jane, Teri, Toni, and families. We were so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We have such fond memories of your friendship and the good times we had on Chapman Ave, so glad that we were able to see you when we made our trip. Love and Friendship to you all Kathy and Richie

  31. Jane and entire family of Dave Kraft…I send my sympathy to you on the loss of Dave. Growing up on South Linn, I grew up idolizing Dave as an athlete and an outstanding individual. He has touched the lives of so many individuals. My thoughts are with you.

  32. Jane and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He will be missed by all.

  33. Jane and family, we send our sympathy to you on your loss of Dave. Substituting on the organ on Sunday mornings just wasn’t the same without you both joining me in the balcony. He will be missed.

  34. Dear Jane and Family: You are in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of Dave. May the peace of God be with you all.

  35. Dear Jane and family…so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing but know he is at peace at last. I have fond memories of being a classmate of Dave since the third grade…and attending the same church we grew up in…what a great, talented guy he always was and fun to be around. He never forgot how he was raised and his good values and responsibility served him well. My thoughts, hugs and prayers to you and your family…so sorry I am not able to be there with you at this sad time. Wanita Ruen

  36. Jane & Family,
    Just learned of Dave’s passing. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family.
    Merilee Close

  37. My Sincere Sympathy to you, Jane, and your family! How well I remember both of you at TLC and at NHHS events,! You both radiated Joy and Peace! My your Faith give you Strength and may your Memories give you Comfort and Peace as you continue Life’s Journey!

  38. You have my Sympathy ,Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing, always liked Dave, He and I are the same age.Jane I will Say a prayer for you and your girls And keep you in my prayers! I owe you a hug. Ronald Schaufenbuel

  39. I have such wonderful memories of Dave staying with us in California when I was very young.

  40. I am so very sorry to hear of Daves passing. I have many fond memories of Dave during his years at Great Lakes Orthodontics where we worked together. We had many serious conversations about business, life, faith & family. He always made me laugh. RIP my friend and my deepest condolences to Jane, his daughters and extended family 💔 Janice Gruber Amherst NY

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