Timothy F. Kraft, 60
Sept. 10, 1956 — Sept. 13, 2016
Timothy F. Kraft, 60, died being a badass, riding his motorcycle Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. He was born on Sept. 10, 1956, to Frank and Kaye (nee Forde) in Devil’s Lake, North Dakota. He played softball and hockey all of his life. He was the oldest of five children. Tim graduated Park High in 1974 and decided to join the U.S. Army and was eventually stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. He married Kathleen (nee Bardell) Kraft on May 2, 1996, with a beautiful ceremony in Disneyworld, Florida. He enjoyed working for the Washington County Sheriff’s Department as a corrections officer. Tim was very proud of finding his sobriety Dec. 16, 1992. He treasured this and was always happy and willing to help those who wanted it.
Tim is survived by his wife, Kathe (nee Bardell); daughters, Colie, Samantha and Cassandra Kraft; son, Nic Bardell; mother, Kaye; brother, Greg (Shannon) Kraft; sister, Nancy (John) Huseby; brother, Jayme Kraft; parents-inlaw, Ken and Endie Bardell; sister-in-law, Debi (Kip) Kusick; nephew, Joel (Tay) Kraft; and nieces, Maddie and Carly Kusick. He is further survived by other relatives and many friends. Tim was greeted in Heaven by his father; brother, Joel; grandparents; and the mother, of his daughters Laura Barry.
A funeral service will be at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI 53095). Visitation will be at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the time of the service with military honors to follow.
Memorials are appreciated to the family for a charity at a later date.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.