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Kyle Craft

Kyle Craft, age 87, of Motley, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa.

He was born March 2, 1920, in Amery, Wis. to Lester and Gertrude (Volbrecht) Craft.

Kyle married Leonedia Dobos April 18, 1944, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Browerville. Kyle and Leonedia made their home in Maple Plain until 1996, when they moved to Lincoln, and later to Motley.

Kyle enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Motley, a retired member of the Maple Plain Volunteer Fire Department, retired Lion’s Club member, and for many years, ran the Maple Plain Youth Association.

He is survived by his children: Michael (Laurie) Craft of Coon Rapids, Rosanne Andreoff of Bloomington, Paulette Brinkman of Savage, Karlene (Jack) Gabrelcik of Delano, and Darrel (Rosalyn) Craft of Tualatin, Ore.; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Kyle was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Leonedia; a son, Steven; sister Carol; and brothers Ken, Maynard, Thomas, and Loyal.

Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Motley with Fr. Peter Kirchner officiating. Friends called one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment was at Motley Public Cemetery.

Arrangements were by Iten Funeral Home in Browerville.