In memory of

Rose Kreft

May 7, 1923 - September 29, 2020
From: Sac City, IA
Rose Kreft

Rose Kreft

Born: May 7, 1923
Died: September 29, 2020
Age: 97
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   Rose Kreft, age 97 of Sac City, IA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at West View Care Center in Britt, IA. Rose Eileen Schnirring was born on May 7, 1923, to parents Milton and Eva (Hollah) Schnirring in Sac County, IA. Rose was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church. She attended country school as a young child and then high school in Lytton where she graduated from with the Class of 1940. Rose then went on to the University of Northern Iowa’s Teaching College where she obtained her teaching degree.

   On January 19, 1954, Rose was united in marriage to Oscar Duane Kreft, Jr. at The Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, IA. This union was blessed with a son, Oscar Milton. Together they raised their son on a farm in Sac County. Rose worked as an Art Teacher in Sac City all of her adult life until retiring in the 1980’s. She and Oscar Jr. moved off the farm and into town in 1981. Rose was a life-long member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sac City.

   Rose always had a large garden where she grew vegetables and would later can them. She absolutely loved cooking and others enjoyed eating the delicious food she made. Rose also loved flowers and growing them in the spring and summer. She judged flowers at the Sac County Fair for many years. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting, sewing, and painting/crafting. Over the years she made so many beautiful pieces not just for herself but for family members and friends as well. Rose also enjoyed volunteering in her community.

   Rose’s family meant the world to her. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and getting to watch them grow up. The family lake house in Lake View holds a lot of special memories of gatherings with friends and family. Rose was certainly a special person who will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.

   Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Oscar (Sue) Kreft of Sac City, IA; grandchildren Brent Kreft of Lake View, IA, Brock Kreft of Lake View, IA, Brittany (Chad) Scarberry of North Liberty, IA; great-grandchildren Jace, Breckyn, and Bronson Scarberry; many extended family members and friends.

   Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Kreft, Jr.; parents Milton and Eva Schnirring; siblings Dale Schnirring, Floyd Schnirring, and Erlynne Hendricks.
Funeral Service
2:30 p.m., Friday
October 2, 2020
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Sac City, Iowa
Rev. Don Pobanz
One hour prior to the service
1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Friday
October 2, 2020
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Sac City, Iowa
St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery
Rural Sac City, Iowa


Friday, October 2, 2020 at 11:38 AM
“My sympathy to the family. I'm sure none of you know me, but Rose was my 3rd and 4th grade teacher at Douglas #6 in 1948-49. She brought new life to that little one room country school and among her innovations was "hot lunch" in the winter. She actually fixed a hot lunch every day during the winter for us 14 or 15 kids, kindergarten through eighth grade. Our favorite was her chicken croquettes! And, she was an excellent teacher as well. RIP ”
- Gale Johnson
Friday, October 2, 2020 at 11:38 AM
“I remember your mom as a teacher. She was so kind and patient. My thoughts are with you and your family. Amazing lady.”
- Deb Shull
Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 10:38 AM
“Good bye 2 another cousin may she Rest In Peace ”
- Charlie “tuna” Schnirring
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 9:31 AM
“We so enjoyed Rose's sweet pickles at the Kreft reunions and later at the Farmers market at the Depot. Our sympathy to the family. Roger and Marlene Glasnapp”
- Roger and Marlene Glasnapp
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