In memory of

LaVern Kraft

October 12, 1933 - September 21, 2020
From: Sac City, IA
LaVern Kraft

LaVern Kraft

Born: October 12, 1933
Died: September 21, 2020
Age: 86
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   LaVern Kraft, age 86 of Sac City, IA, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020, at Park View Rehabilitation Center in Sac City, IA.  Milet LaVern Kraft was born on October 12, 1933, to parents Kermit and Zora (Isom) Rhodman in McGregor, MN.  She grew up and attended grade school in McGregor until fourth grade.  Then later her family moved to Waterbury, NE, where she graduated from high school.

   On January 21, 1953, LaVern was united in marriage to Lloyd Henry Kraft at the Methodist Church in South Sioux City, NE.  This union was blessed with three children: Roger, Lynn Jean and Dalena.  LaVern also helped raise her youngest sister, Marilyn who was just four years of age at the time their mother passed away. She had a broad career path starting in restaurants at the Kraft Cafe, Montgomery Ward, Park View Care Center, and lastly at Williams Insurance as a secretary.  

   In her free time, you could find her reading or crocheting and making many gifts for family members and friends. LaVern was well known for making ‘scrubbies’ for people for years. She also enjoyed playing cards, dominos, taking trips to casinos and playing the game Hand & Foot…anyone who ever played that with her knew she would stop at nothing to win! LaVern was a member of the Lytton Legion Auxilliary and After Five club, as well as several others. She was a Bluebird leader for many years and also managed Lytton Senior Housing. She babysat for several families throughout her lifetime and she sold Sarah Coventry jewelry. LaVern and Lloyd always enjoyed dancing together at places like Lakewood Ballroom and Cobblestone to name a few. More than anything and above all, LaVern cherished her family. Time spent with her family and getting to see her grandchildren grow up brought her such great joy and happiness.  She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

   Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Lynn Jean (Bob) Freeman of Sergeant Bluff, IA, Dalena (Mike) Koster of Fonda, IA, Roger (Donna) Kraft of Allen, NE, and special sister Marilyn (Larry) Mahler of Sac City, IA;  grandchildren: Jason (Candace) Stacy of New Braunfels, TX, Jason (Tracy) Freeman of Crosby, ND, Tom (Vanessa) Freeman of Plainfield, IL, Crista (Jeremy) Zinnel of Pomeroy, IA, Kelli (Brian) Smothers of Kieler, WI, Lathan Kraft of Kansas City, KS, Landon Kraft (fiancée Leah) of Omaha, NE, Kari Mahler (Collin) of Sac City, IA, Travis (April) Mahler of Ankeny, IA; great-grandchildren: Skyler, Logan, Bianca, Brianna, Exton, Maddie, Luke, Quinn, Brock, Olivia, Kyler, Kallie, Dahlia, Annabelle; sisters-in-law Pat Rhodman of  Moberly, MO, Betty Rhodman of Sioux City, IA ; many nieces, nephews, other extended family members and friends.

   LaVern was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd Kraft; brothers: Roy, Elvin, Walter and Norman Rhodman; sisters: Marie Von Minden and Lucille Kraft.



Tribute Video
Funeral Service
11:00 a.m., Friday
September 25, 2020
First Presbyterian Church
Sac City, Iowa
Reverend Missy Brown
Two hours prior to the service
9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Friday
September 25, 2020
First Presbyterian Church
Sac City, Iowa
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Friday, October 2, 2020 at 4:48 PM
“LaVern was big part of sorry for the family's lose. i remember from the ole restaurant.... yummy burgers & fries...just one memory....of mine.”
- beth vauble jones
Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 10:38 AM
“So very sorry for your loss”
- Susan Schnirring
Friday, September 25, 2020 at 1:27 PM
“So sorry to learn of LaVern's passing. She was a very dear lady. Enjoyed knowing her. My prayers to all the family. Cherish the memories.”
- Dianna Johnson
Friday, September 25, 2020 at 9:07 AM
“We will miss the fun times we had at Hutches with LaVern and hearing her laugh. She was one special lady. Prayers to all the family. May she R.I.P.”
- Tom & Paulette Fogerty
Friday, September 25, 2020 at 9:07 AM
“My sympathies to LaVern's family. She was always so kind to me and enjoyable to visit with. May she rest in peace.”
- Jane (Scharn) Nees
Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 3:18 PM
“Lloyd and LaVern were one of the first Lyttonites to welcome us to Lytton 34 years ago. We always enjoyed them as friendly neighbors. We need more couple like them in this world. Our sympathies to the whole family. May God be your comforter at this time.
- Candace J Booth
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 4:58 PM
“You have my sincere condolences. May your memories comfort you in the days ahead”
- Jan Wiersma
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 4:58 PM
“I am so sorry for you loss.
Lavern was a great person and loving family member.
She had a loving and kind heart and will be missed.
Sending you love and prayers.”
- Mary Kahler
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 12:28 PM
“Know that God's love enfolds you during your journey through grief. Sending you thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort. Proverbs 10:7 "Good people will be remembered as a blessing."”
- Rev. Missy Brown
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 12:13 AM
“Rest In Peace young lady Rest In Peace ”
- Charlie “tuna” Schnirring
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 12:06 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Laverne was a special person to many of us. Enjoy your memories ”
- Virginia Hillmer
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