Michael Raymond Kraft, age 62, passed away Wednesday afternoon, December 9, 2020 at Bethany Home in Waupaca after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born May 9, 1958 in Berlin the son of Ray and Mary Ann Kraft. On May 10, 1997 he married Ginny Bandt and together they raised their three children, Josh, Bridget and Jena.
Krafty was employed at Wenninger Auto as a mechanic for several years until his illness prevented him from working further. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying spending time hunting, fishing and enjoying the wildlife. He also had a passion for fast cars, NASCAR, football, baseball, camping and his greatest love, spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Ginny Kraft, Wautoma; two sisters, Sandy Kraft, (Racine, WI) and Lori (Bob) Drover, (Berlin, WI); his children, Josh Kraft, Bridget (Rich) Case and Jena (Kyle) Klenitz; his grandchildren, Alliyah, Khiana, Isly, Kinsly and Mason; his special canine companion, Murfie; his sisters-in-law, Jean (Roger) Jenks, Bev (Craig) Rough and brother-in-law, Dan Bandt. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Mary Ann Kraft; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Hollis and Marilyn Bandt; his sister-in-law, Patty Bandt; grandparents, aunts and uncles.
A gathering to celebrate Mike’s life will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with services to follow at the Stahl Celebration & Remembrance Center, Wautoma. To share your online condolences with Mike’s family, please visit www.stahlfuneralhome.com
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