Farnaz ‘Roz’ R.
“Roz” R. Krafft, (nee Rezazadeh), 50, of West Bend, was called home to
be with her Lord on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at University of Wisconsin
Hospital in Madison. Her death was an incredible shock to her family and
friends, who now look to the cross for strength and comfort.
She was born on Dec. 12, 1962, in Bloomington, Ind., to Reza and Gloria
(nee Maltes) Rezazadeh. Her family soon moved to Platteville, where her
parents became professors at UW-Platteville. Roz attended UW-Platteville
and graduated in 1984 with a BS degree in elementary education and
Spanish. Upon graduation she became a teacher of young children in the
Platteville School System from 1984 until 1994.
Roz met her future husband Rollin in 1991 and on June 12, 1993, they
were united in marriage at Trinity Lutheran Church in West Bend. Roz was
the love of Rollin’s life and God blessed them with two wonderful
children, Arthur in 1998 and Anna in 2000. She was a fabulous and loving
mom to both of them.
She was a member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, West Bend. Roz was a
teacher at St. John’s School, and in 2006 she became director of the Son
Shine Hour at St. John’s Lutheran Church, where she taught young
children about her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She enjoyed cooking,
gardening, collecting seashells and annual family vacations in Longboat
Key, Fla. Roz was a strong and tireless advocate for autistic children.
She always put others ahead of herself and had an amazing impact on
thousands of children and their families. Roz is survived by her
husband, Rollin; two children, Arthur Jeffrey Krafft and Anna Avis
Krafft, both at home; her father, Reza Rezazadeh of Platteville; her
parents-in-law, Arthur and Alberta Krafft of Menomonee Falls; four
brothers, Faryad Rezazadeh of Chicago, Farshad (Frankie) Maltes of
Madison, Farhad (Ginnie) Rezazadeh of Rockford, Ill., and Cyrus
Rezazadeh of Platteville; two sisters-in-law, Avis (David) Chmielewski
of Milwaukee and Jennifer (Peter) Boyle of Palatine, Ill.; a
brother-in-law, Grant (Patricia Cain) Krafft of Glenview, Ill.; and
other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Gloria in May of 2013, and a
brother, Farzad Rezazadeh.
A memorial service in remembrance of Roz will be held on Saturday, Aug.
10 at 3:30 p.m. at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 809 S. Sixth Ave.,
West Bend. The Rev. David Kellerman will officiate. Visitation will be
Saturday at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of service.
Memorials to St. John’s Foundation — Community Playground are
appreciated by the family.
Myrhum – Patten Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family.
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