Herbert David Kraft, 92, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Tuesday morning, November 2, 2021, at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell.
Herbert was born January 11, 1929 on the family farm south of Russell. He was one of twelve children born to David and Emma (Steinert) Kraft. He grew up and attended country schools in Russell County.
Herbert served his country in the U.S. Army in the Infantry during the Korean War in the years 1951 to 1953. After his tour of duty he returned to his family farm.
Herbert was united in marriage to Frances Ilene Fisher on August 25, 1954 in Ellsworth, Kansas. They made their home in the house he was born in. This union was blessed with four children; Cathy, Terrence, Cindy and Daniel. Frances preceded him in death on April 27, 2014.
Herbert was a Farmer most all of his life on the farm he was born at. For a short time he also worked in the oil patch as a roughneck. He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church, a life member of the Russell V.F.W. Post 6240 and the McDonald’s coffee group. He enjoyed being outdoors and taking care of his horses and animals. He liked playing Pitch and Dominoes.
Herbert’s surviving family include his daughters, Cathy Frazier of Salina, Kansas and Cindy Brownback (Terry) of Emporia, Kansas; sons, Terrence Kraft (Marcia) of Dodge City, Kansas and Daniel Kraft (Tracy) of Russell, Kansas; brother, Eugene Kraft (Phyllis) of Salina, Kansas; seven grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Herbert was preceded in death by his parents, wife Frances, infant daughter and son, three brothers and seven sisters. Celebration of Herbert’s Life will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, November 5, 2021 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell. Cremation will follow the service. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, November 4, 2021 at the Mortuary with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Memorials may be given to the Russell Regional Hospital and may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.