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Dick Kraft

Dick Kraft

Dick Kraft, 71, passed from this life to the next on Thursday, May 3, 2018. A private memorial service will be held.

Kenneth R. Kraft II was born on July 8, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois, to Kenneth Richard Kraft and Bonnie Holmes Kraft. He was raised and grew up in Robinson, Illinois, and graduated from high school there in 1964. He attended Greenville University in Greenville, Illinois, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education in 1969. He was a coach at Highland High School in Highland, Illinois, then he coached at Greenville University where he was a baseball coach for a number of years. Then he coached at Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas. Dick also coached at Beverly Hills Christian School in Oak Cliff, and later at Evangel Temple Christian School in Grand Prairie. Dick was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for over 30 years. During some of this same time period he had an insurance agency. He inspired countless amounts of young men and women throughout his days of coaching and mentoring. Dick married LaWanda Harris Kraft on June 19, 2005, in Breckenridge. He was a member of The People’s Church in Breckenridge.

Survivors include his wife, LaWanda of Breckenridge; daughters, Shere Kraft of Willis, Texas, Charity Lawson and husband Cody of Helotes, Texas, Jody Fisher and husband Rhett of Los Angeles, California, Jeanne Poston and husband Michael of Breckenridge, and Roxanne Fain of Breckenridge; sons, Chad Kraft of Willis, Texas, Craig Kraft and wife Brittani of Breckenridge, Rocky Fain and wife Ashley of Gales Ferry, Connecticut; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Tanner Monk; and a sister, Marilyn Tanski.

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