Hastings, Nebraska, resident Ronald D. Kraft, 75, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020, at Perkins Pavilion, Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, NE.
Memorial Service is 1 p.m. Thursday, January 23, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Military rites by Hastings Military Honor Guard. Memorials may be given to the family. There will be no viewing or visitation. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Ron was born on December 9, 1944, in Grand Island, NE to Alton and Lillian (Hansen) Kraft. After graduating in 1963 from Grand Island Senior High School, he worked for Werner Construction, ABC Electric and Van’s Electric.
Ron served in the United States Army from February 27, 1967 to February 26, 1969. While serving in Vietnam he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a disabled veteran and member of the D.A.V. and a former member of the V.F.W. Ron married Karen L. Sassman on September 4, 1971 at First St. Paul’s Church, Hastings. He and Karen owned Pet World in Hastings. He enjoyed family and his grandkids’ activities, gardening, cooking, baking and his rose garden.
Ronald D. Kraft was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister, Sandra Kraft.
Survivors include, spouse, Karen Kraft of Hastings, NE; children and spouses, Dave and Marie Kraft of Doniphan, NE, Ronald D. Jr. and Sandy Kraft of Hastings, NE, Jennifer and Dalan Rademacher of Hastings, NE; grandchildren, 8; great-grandchildren, 2.