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Beverly Kraft

September 26, 1934 July 11, 2020
Beverly Kraft
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Obituary for Beverly Kraft

Beverly Kraft, age 85, died on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Madison Regional Health System in Madison, SD.

There will be a private family memorial service on Monday, August 3rd at 10:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Dirk Hagmaier officiating. A public visitation for family & friends will be 5-7 PM on Sunday, August 2nd at Weiland Funeral Chapel. Inurnment will be in Prairie Queen Cemetery, Nunda.
It is requested that everyone who attends the visitation to please wear a mask.

Memorials can be preferred to: Trinity Lutheran Church Foundation or Prairie Queen Cemetery Fund.

Beverly Joann Mehlum was born September 26, 1934 in Nunda, SD the daughter of Julius & Emma (Bortnem) Mehlum. She graduated from Rutland High School in 1953. On August 19, 1956, she married Roger Kraft at Grace Lutheran Church in Nunda. They lived in Madison while Roger finished college and then moved to Greeley, CO while Roger received his Master’s degree. From there, they moved to Hanna, Alberta and lived there one year before moving to Alexandria, SD, then Fargo, ND and Lakeville, MN, where they remained for the next 27 years. In 1995, they retired and moved back to Madison and built a new home on the shores of Lake Herman.

For many years, Beverly spent her summers volunteering at Prairie Village. She loved so many things about Prairie Village and enjoyed teaching her family about the way life was years ago. She will be fondly remembered for her ability to bake. All of her kid’s friends would love to go to the Kraft house on Thursday and sample her baked goods. This goes along with her love to entertain people at her house. If she knew somebody was coming over, she always would have fresh cookies and drinks ready to serve.

She is survived by her son-Scott of Madison; daughter-Krystal (John) Draper of Madison; son-Brett (Diane) of Rosemount, MN and son-Kevin of Madison; 4 grandchildren-Heather (Tom) Mascarenas, Tiffany Draper, Stephany (Justin) Holmes and Mason Kraft; 3 great-grandchildren-Marina & Adriana Mascarenas and Madyson Miller; brother-in-law, Galen Crosby and sister-in-law, Connie (Darryl) Graham.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband-Roger; 2 brothers-Ronnie Mehlum & Jim Mehlum; 4 sisters-Doris Reese, Evelyn Ottoson, Eunice Crosby & Ann Nelson, and great-grandson-Lorenzo Mascarenas.

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5:00 PM 8/2/2020 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/2/2020 7:00:00 PM
Rustand-Weiland Funeral Chapel

320 N. Egan Ave.
Madison, SD 57042

Rustand-Weiland Funeral Chapel
320 N. Egan Ave. Madison 57042 SD
United States

Memorial service




10:30 AM 8/3/2020 10:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/3/2020 11:00:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church

203 N. Harth Ave.
Madison, SD 57042

Trinity Lutheran Church
203 N. Harth Ave. Madison 57042 SD
United States

Cemetery Details


Prairie Queen Cemetery Final Resting Place

Nunda, SD 57050

Nunda 57050 SD
United States

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