In Memory of

Donald Dean Kraft

January 5, 1946 - October 19, 2023
From: Rockwell City, IA | Originally: Rockwell City, IA

    Donald D. Kraft, 77, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2023, at his home.

  Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2023, at Palmer-Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. A visitation will be one hour prior at the funeral home.

    Donald Dean Kraft was born January 5, 1946, to Floyd and Kathyrn (Podhradsky) Kraft and was raised in Rockwell City area. On February 2, 1966,  he was united in marriage to Beverly Kraft in Jackson, Minnesota. The couple made their home in Rockwell City. Donald was employed with IBP and ran a butcher shop in Fonda for a few years. Donald retired from trucking. He hauled anything and everything throughout his career. Donald loved smoking meats and grilling. He also enjoyed “tinkering” but above all he loved his grandkids the most. He will be dearly missed.

    Left to cherish his memory is his wife Beverly, children Sandy Taylor of California, Shelley Kraft of Fort Dodge, Sherry Dettman (Marty) of Jolley, and Donald Kraft Jr. (Julie Brackin) of Lohrville. He is also survived by his grandchildren Katie, Alyssa, Trevor, Nicholas, Corey, Ashlynn, Elizabeth, Aden, Madalyn, great-grands Ryker and Griz, and brother Robert Kraft.

   He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Arlene Cater, Floyd Kraft Jr., Harley Kraft, and Vernon Kraft.

   Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family. 

1:30 p.m. - Friday
October 27, 2023
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
12:30 p.m. Friday
October 27, 2023
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
Rosehill Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa


Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 3:48 PM
“So very sorry to hear about Don. Lots of fond memories. He was such a nice man”
- Diane isaacs

Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 8:42 PM
“So sorry to hear of your loss remember you and your family when you had the locker in Fonda grateful for the many memories you shared with us you’re special people may God wrap His Arms Around You give you peace and comfort to deal with the loss of your loved one sincerely The Stauters”
- Louis and Shirley Stauter

Monday, October 23, 2023 at 8:00 PM
“My sympathy to the family..he was a good neighbor and friend”
- Carol Presley

Monday, October 23, 2023 at 3:09 PM
“Don was a fun guy. He could always make me laugh when he came into Clarks. Send my thoughts and prayers to the family.”
- Missy Anderson Maher

Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 11:45 PM
“So sorry for your loss keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers ”
- Laura Rodriguez

Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 11:06 PM
“I am going to miss you asking how my brother Corey stoos you use to call him jake I am going to miss that so much ”
- Stephanie stoos

Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 9:54 PM
“I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of my neighbor. I will miss seeing him sitting on a chair behind his house watching all the traffic go by, on the street or the alley. My sincere condolences to all his family, especially his wife. ”
- Dawn Williamson

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