Mary Lou Kraft, of Benton Harbor

Published 9:24 am Friday, February 8, 2019

June 16, 1947 — Feb. 4, 2019

Mary Lou Kraft, 71, of Benton Harbor, passed away Monday evening, Feb. 4, 2019, at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Duffield and Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma, with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Keeler Cemetery.

Mary Lou Kraft

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In lieu of flowers, Mary’s wish was for memorial donations to be made to Caring Circle Hospice or the donor’s choice.

Mary was born in Benton Harbor on June 16, 1947, to Edward and Maggie Williams. She and Terry Kraft were united in marriage on June 25, 1966, and celebrated 52 years of marriage together while raising their two children, Terry and Susan.

Prior to retirement Mary had been employed with Shepherd Castor Corp. in St. Joseph for 37 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family as well as working with flowers.

Mary is survived by her husband Terry; her son, Terry Kraft II, of Dowagiac; her daughter, Susan Johnson, of Hartford; her brother, Gary (Rebekah) Williams, of Watervliet; two grandchildren, Anthony and Brittney Johnson; three nieces, Lydia, Dawn and Sarah Williams; and her best friends, Jean Mollett and Barb Smith.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Maggie and two brothers, Charles and Danny Williams.