Ida Ellena Kraft
1921 - 2020
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Ida Ellena Kraft, age 99, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away Friday evening, February 14, 2020, at the Hospice of the EUP - Hospice House.

Ida was born on January 27, 1921, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada to the late Anthony and Petronilla (Ricci) Cristello. Ida came to the United States in 1944. On June 28, 1957, she married Emerson Kraft in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Ida was a member of the Elks Club #552, the American Legion Post #3, the Christopher Columbus Hall Ladies Auxiliary, War Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and the Central United Methodist Church. Ida enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking, baking, and gardening.

Ida is survived by her five children: Patricia (Harold) Hordeychuk of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Joseph (Sandra) Micolo of Roscommon, MI, Denise (Bryce) Osterhout of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Kirk (Laurie) Kraft of Temperance, MI, and Penny (Paul Eagle) Kraft of Sault Ste. Marie, MI; nine grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister: Doreen Ochoski of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Ida was preceded in death by her parents, a step-daughter: Lillian Kraft; three brothers: John, Nick, and Rocco Cristello; and two sisters: Mary St. Denis and Rose Fera.

A private family memorial service was held at C.S. Mulder Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to Hospice of the EUP. Condolence may be left online at

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Published in The Sault News on Feb. 19, 2020.
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February 19, 2020
Penny and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom.
She truly was a wonderful lady and will be missed.
JoAnn Jorgensen
February 18, 2020
My condolences to the entire family. Your mother's kindness was legendary and her memory will live on forever. She was a well loved and wonderful woman. Pat, I have many wonderful memories of all the times I spent at your house while we were growing up. I will remember your mom always.
Sharon & Jerry France
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