Frank C. Kraft
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Bigfork, Montana —Frank C. Kraft, age 94, of Bigfork, Montana passed away peacefully on May 14, 2013 at Kalispell Regional Medical Center.
Frank was born on July 12, 1918 in Hill County to Francis and Elizabeth Kraft. He graduated from high school in Hingham, MT, and farmed at Inverness, MT. He married Ione Meyer in July 1938. Ione passed away in August 1979. Frank married Patricia Sletten in November 1984. Frank built and managed a bowling alley in Rudyard, MT. He worked for NFO for many years. Frank enjoyed his retirement and spent many hours in his wood shop. He and Pat moved to Bigfork, MT in 2002 where he enjoyed fishing, golfing and wine making with his friends and spending very special times with his family.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ione and a son Alvin. Frank is survived by his wife Patricia; daughter Naurita Groth (Daniel), sons Edward Kraft (Arlys), Eugene Kraft (Patricia), stepson Joseph Sletten (Todda) and step daughter Debra Ramstead (Richard); nine grandchildren, Monty, Darren, Chace, Tarra, Bret, Karmen, Marty, Victoria, Jennifer and five step grandchildren, Andrea, Joshua, Michael, Alex and Bailli; sixteen great grandchildren and ten great-great grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place and the family will hold a private memorial at a later date. Cards and condolences can be sent to: 15248 Woods Bay Point Rd, Bigfork, MT 59911.
Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home is caring for Frank's family. You are invited to go to www.jgfuneralhome.com to offer condolences and view Frank's tribute wall.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on May 23, 2013