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Rosemary Kraft

November 23, 1952 ~ January 5, 2018 (age 65)

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January 8, 2018

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schriver's Memorial Mortuary
414 5th Avenue NW
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Liturgical Wake Service with Rosary
January 8, 2018

7:00 PM
Schriver's Memorial Mortuary
414 5th Avenue NW
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Mass of Christian Burial
January 9, 2018

10:00 AM
Schriver's Memorial Mortuary
414 5th Avenue NW
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Click here to watch Rosemary's Liturgical Wake Service.

Click here to watch Rosemary's Mass of Christian burial.

Rosemary Kraft, 65, of Aberdeen, SD, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen.  Fr. Mark Axtmann will be officiating.

Rosemary’s wishes were to be cremated and burial of her cremated remains will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Aberdeen, at a later date.

A liturgical wake service and rosary will be 7:00 pm, Monday, January 8, 2018, at the mortuary.  Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 pm, Monday, and one hour prior to the service, Tuesday, all at the mortuary.

Friends may sign Rosemary’s online guestbook and also view her service via the live stream service link at

Rosemary Kraft was born November 23, 1952 to Dan and Irene (Gutenberg) Kraft in Aberdeen, SD.  This is where she was raised, attended school and graduated from Roncalli High School in 1971.  She attended Northern State College and also South Dakota State University at Brookings.  After college she returned to Aberdeen and started working for 3M Company where she was employed for over thirty years.  

Rosemary enjoyed going to movies, concerts and especially enjoyed horseback riding.  She was truly an animal lover and an animal caregiver.  

Surviving Rosemary is her mother, Irene Kraft of Aberdeen; one sister, Maggie (Craig) McMullen of Colorado Springs, CO; three brothers: Mike (Susan) Kraft of Aberdeen, Tom Kraft of Phoenix, AZ and Steve Kraft of Aberdeen; one nephew, Jake Kraft; two nieces, Hannah Kraft and Mariah Kennedy; and her pets: two dogs, two cats, and a horse.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her father.

Memorials are preferred to the Aberdeen Area Humane Society.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Aberdeen Area Humane Society
PO Box 1013, Aberdeen SD 57402-1013
Tel: 1-605-226-1200

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