January 5, 1947 ~ July 6, 2015
Kenneth “Kenny” Lynn Kraft, age 68 of Nashua, IA passed away on Monday, July 6, 2015 at Floyd County Memorial Hospital in Charles City. Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, July 10, 2015 at St. John Lutheran Church in Nashua, IA with Pastor Bill Nielsen officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Nashua, IA with military honors. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Ionia Funeral Home in Ionia, Iowa. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral on Friday. Online condolences for Kenny’s family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Kenneth was born in Chickasaw, Iowa on January 5, 1947. The son of John and Bertha (Janssen) Kraft. He attended Ionia schools and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1965. Following high school Kenny was in the Vietnam War. He later worked For John Deere in Waterloo until retiring in 1996. On October 31, 1996 he was united in marriage to Lorie Jean Barrett, to this union a wonderful family was united. Throughout the years, Kenny was passionate about his coon dogs, motorcycles, classic cars, guns, never passing up a good deal and his awesome banana bread. He had a route that he’d deliver to all, but his kids always had to ask for some. He was a volunteer fireman in Ionia for more than 30 years. Kenny enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards, but most of all were his wife, children, and grandchildren. They were his everything. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Lorie Kraft of Nashua, IA; three sons, John Kraft of Ionia, IA, Shawn (Stephanie Speltz) Kraft of Lawler, IA, Nathan Laydon of Nashua, IA; one daughter, Dawn (James) Chavis of Nashua; eight grandchildren; brothers, Marvin (Donna) Kraft of Waverly, IA, Richard (Vera) Kraft of Clarksville, IA; sisters Beverly Winkie of Belle Plaine, IA, Helen Knapp of Charles City, IA. and several more loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Lee Roy Kraft and John Merlin Kraft; sisters Ilene Kraft and Shirley Day; and grandson Chayton Anderson.
Our hearts are filled with sadness for Kenny’s family. We have great memories of having shared meals at your home in Ionia. Kenny was always ready with a smile, a hug if needed and always had time to lend a hand to those in need. To John, Dawn, and Shawn may our Lord give you strength to carry on your father’s legacy.
John, Dawn, and Shawn, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you! God bless!
Sorry to hear about him. Prayers for all the family.
Thinking about ALL of you! RIP Kenneth
Thinking of the entire Kraft family. The Duckett Family
Thoughts and Prayers are with the family, I am so sorry for your loss! May God give comfort and strength through this difficult time.
To all of the family-we are praying for you. May you be given peace and comfort during this difficult time. Love and hugs to all, Angie & Randy Dieken and family.
A good man gone too soon. Much love and hugs to you all! May you find strength in this time of pain.♡♡♡
Lou, I am so sorry for your loss! I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers as you go through this very difficult time!
Sad the loss of a loving man. My prayers go out to the family.
Catharine Van Dorn
So sorry for your loss. He always seem to have a smile on his face.
Uncle Kenny I miss you so much so many times I think of you. I often think what would Kenny tell me to do miss you jon