|Birth: ||Jan. 16, 1923|
Charles Mix County
South Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 11, 2011|
Alton L. Kraft, 88, of Grand Island died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at Wedgewood Care Center. Alton was born on Jan. 16, 1923, in Mansbridge, S.D., the ninth child of Rev. Albert and Emilie (Hirsch) Kraft.
Alton's mother passed away when he was six weeks old and he was taken into the home of his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Zeitner near Delmont, S.D.
In January 1942, Alton moved to Grand Island. He was united in marriage to Lillian Hansen on Feb. 28, 1943. The couple made their home in Grand Island, where they owned and operated Kraft Floor Sanding and Janitor Supply for more than 20 years. Lillian preceded him in death on Sept. 29, 1965. Alton married Glendola Emal on Sept. 30, 1966. He retired from Norwest Bank of Grand Island on Oct. 1, 1984. Glendola preceded him in death on Aug. 9, 1996.
Survivors are: sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald D. (Karen) Kraft of Hastings, David (Marie) Kraft of Doniphan, and Jim (Marcie) Emal of Wilbur; daughter and son-in-law, Karen (Kent) Mueller of Pennsylvania; sisters, Ann Sieler, Goldie Eisenbraun, Gertrude Ring, and Margaret Bousfield, all of South Dakota; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Alton was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, sisters, Frieda Goldhammer, Leonida Schwarz, Paula Fauske and Esther Wilkerson, and brothers, Emil, Arthur, Walter and Albert Kraft.
Inurnment was in the Grand Island City Cemetery, Grand Island, NE.
Published in The Grand Island Independent on August 12, 2011
Albert William Kraft (1878 - 1954)
Emilie Hirsch Kraft (1885 - 1923)
Lillian H. Hansen Kraft (1913 - 1965)
Glendola Laura Deeds Emal Kraft (1919 - 1996)*
Alfrieda Kraft Goldhammer (1908 - 2007)*
Walter Kraft (1912 - 1986)*
Emilie Rose Anna Kraft Sieler (1914 - 2010)*
Paula Kraft Fauske (1915 - 2003)*
Emil Kraft (1917 - 1929)*
Alton L. Kraft (1923 - 2011)
Grand Island Cemetery
Plot: Section J Lot 63
GPS (lat/lon): 40.90364, -98.37309
Created by: CPR
Record added: Aug 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74797305
Added: Aug. 12, 2011