Donna Lee Kraft

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Donna Lee Kraft, born Donna Lee Redding on June 21, 1954, was many different things to many different people: Wife, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend.

She was born to Don and Billie Redding, and she married John Kraft in May 1972. From that marriage she had two daughters; Shawna Lee (Gary) Thayer, and son Parker John, and Jamie (Alan) Christianson, and daughter Cora.

Donna loved to quilt, bowl and ballroom dance, and was a pom-pom girl and member of Rainbow, 4H, FHA and a general, all-around ball-buster. Her kitchen table was messy (genetic issue) and her quilting was superb.

Her heart was big and open. If she liked you, she would do anything for you. Wrong her or a loved one, she could hold a grudge like no other. She could always tell you what was going on in the neighborhood and was happy to speak to anybody. Her opinions were quick and her filter was not always on. She could say your name like it was a four-letter word and could call you Scooby Doo or Doo Dah and make you feel 10 feet tall.

She almost never apologized. She would never drink after you – unless you are her grandchild –and she HATED the smell of grape candy. She said “ooooahah” when she hugged and snored like nobody’s business. Bottom line, no matter what you were to this woman – her husband, daughter, father, sister, brother, niece, nephew, cousin or friend or what she was to you, she will be missed.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 at First Congregational Church.

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