In Memory of

Karene S. Kraft

April 7, 1936 - February 6, 2019
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Karene S. Kraft 82, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the Sunny Knoll Care Centre, Rockwell City.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m.  Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at the Church of Christ, Rockwell City, with Rev. Jeff Kraft officiating.  Burial of casket will be at Rosehill Cemetery.  Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.

     Karene is survived by her children, Marilyn (Ronald) Thompson of Rockwell City, Richard Kraft of Rockwell City, Lori (Julius) Zamora of Brooklyn, New York, and Ronnie Kraft of Des Moines; 6 grandchildren, Jake, Molly, Shelby, Michael, Kylar, and Kade; sister-in-law, Betty Hastings of Reno, Nevada; and other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Richard; and parents, Dale and Eleanor Davenport Coate and brothers, Lincoln Coate, and Dale Hastings.

     Karene Sue Coate Kraft was born April 7, 1936 at Council Bluffs, Iowa.  She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School.  Following her education, Karene worked at the Union Pacific Railroad.  On November 4, 1961 she was united in marriage to Richard Kraft at the Assembly of God Church in Council Bluffs.  The couple established their home in Rockwell City.  Karene worked at various businesses including Globe Union, JC Penny, and retired from the Calhoun County Extension Office after 20 years of service.  Richard passed away in 2007.  Karene was a faithful member of the Church of Christ, Rockwell City.

Funeral Services
11:00 a.m. Saturday
February 9, 2019
Church of Christ
Rockwell City, Iowa
Reverend Jeff Kraft
Jake Thompson
Roger Hart
Glen Ruby
Keith Kraft
Kanne Kraft
Kenny Dean Kraft
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Friday
February 8, 2019
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
Pianist - Tricia Mernka
Rosehill Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa


Friday, February 15, 2019 at 1:31 PM
“Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Karene. Psalms 34:18 says that God is near to those brokenhearted. Draw close to God and he will grant you peace & comfort during this grievous time”
- Randall

Monday, February 11, 2019 at 5:50 PM
“My condolences to the Kraft family. You all are in my prayers.”
- Tina Williams

Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 9:47 PM
“My Aunt will be missed by many! Her love for life & laughter will never be forgotten! I loved her! Love & prayers to all my cousins & family. ”
- Janie Balfour

Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 11:20 AM
“So very sorry for your loss. Many many hugs ”
- Craig and Julie Hildreth

Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2:49 AM
“Love & special thoughts to you and your family always. ”
- Chris Maguire

Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 5:40 AM
“You have our deepest sympathy. I always enjoyed visiting with her at the extension office when I went to see Susie.”
- Duane and Carol Bangtson

Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 8:35 PM
“We're so blessed to have known this wonderful lady!! So many memories!! Karene was the kindest woman I've ever known. You have our sympathies. May she rest in peace.”
- Craig & Lisa Collins

Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 12:48 PM
“To the Kraft family from the Walters family.
You have our condolences and prayers. What a wonderful lady!”
- Richard Walters

Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 11:52 AM
“Many happy memories with your Mom at church functions, etc. Would love to be there for the service, but don’t think weather will cooperate. Will be thinking of you! ”
- Dorothy Zierke

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