Ann Marie (Moorman) Kraft, 57, passed away unexpectedly at home on Nov. 12, 2008. She was born in Adams, Wis., on Nov. 12, 1951. After graduating from high school in McHenry, Ill., in 1969, she worked as a secretary before moving to Bozeman in 1975.
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She married David W. Kraft at Battle Ridge Campgrounds on June 17, 1978. They made their home in Bozeman for these 30-plus years. Camping and fishing with friends in the local mountains, activities associated with their jobs and city athletics, and Montana road trips of any kind were some of Annie's favorite pastimes in their early years together.
Annie worked as a secretary and hospitality coordinator in Bozeman until choosing to become a devoted homemaker. She liked to read, dabble in art and crafts, care for her flower beds, do a little gambling, and adored her pets. Annie and Zeus, her canine companion for the last 12 years, became friends with the neighborhood on their daily walks.
She loved to have fun and had a penchant for travel. Escapades with girlfriends, including a Caribbean cruise, were particularly unforgettable for her, and she always looked forward to seeing friends at the family fishing retreat in North Dakota.
Annie resettled her mother in Bozeman and provided care in the last years of Josephine's life, and lovingly helped care for David's mother and brother as they faced terminal situations.
Annie is survived by her husband, David; brothers, Robert Moorman of Las Vegas, Nev., Roger Karpowicz of Huntsville, Texas, David Karpowicz of Houston, Texas; sisters, Josephine (Bill) Thompson of Hampshire, Ill., Gail (Bill) Meyer of Asheboro, N.C., and Suzanne (Larry) Weishoff of Emery, S.D.
When her time here came, Annie wanted a party where friends could gather and share fond memories. A Celebration of Annie's Life will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Korner Klub in Four Corners.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service; www.dokkennelson.com.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2008