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Lucille Elizabeth Kraft - October 31, 2012


Lucille Elizabeth Kraft was born on on Jan. 25, 1911 at Rupert, Idaho. She was one of 11 children born to Marion and Ethel Newby Nestor.
When Lucille was a young girl, the family moved from Rupert to Greeley County, Neb. where she lived until she was 10. The family moved to the Grainton, Neb. area for two years before moving to Bridger, Mont. where she met and married Peter Kraft Sr. on April 28, 1926. Eight children were born to this union.
They made their home in the Grainton and Wallace, Neb. communities. Lucille had lived at the homes of her daughters in her later years but had moved to Linden Court in North Platte, Neb. where she died on Oct. 31, 2012.
Lucille worked at the Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant, Neb. for several years in addition to working at Goodalls in Ogallala and the Wallace Cafe.
She was a true caregiver and in addition to raising her eight children, she helped raise several of her grandchildren. She always made herself available for the well being of her family.
Lucille was preceded in death by her three sons, Phillip, Pete, and Marion Kraft; two daughters, Margaret Nelsen and Gladys Volberding; daughter-in-law, Ruby Kraft; three sons-in-law, Al Nelsen, Willie Griffiths, and Wayne Volberding; a granddaughter, Melinda Nelsen; two brothers and four sisters.
She is survived by three daughters, Violet “Vee” Griffiths of Wallace, Florence and husband Robert Kosmacek of North Platte, and Leona Halbert of Hallsville, Texas; two brothers, Leroy Nestor of Wiggins, Colo. and John and wife Eleanor Nestor of Holyoke, Colo.; two sisters, Louise Mason of Odessa, Texas and Gladys Doty of Firestone, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Myra Kraft of Lakin, Kan.; 18 grandchildren and many great- and great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Nov. 6, at the Wallace United Methodist Church with Pastor Harun Gatobu officiating.
Burial was in the Wallace Cemetery.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.