203 1st Ave NE, Waverly, IA 50677

Private First Class Marvin Fred Kraft

Private First Class Marvin Fred Kraft was born on February 11, 1926 in Nashua, IA and died November 5, 2017 in Waverly, IA.

Marvin Fred Kraft entered the United States Army on November 4, 1954, in Des Moines, IA, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of Private First Class before being discharged on August 24, 1956 in Fort Lewis, WA.

Marvin Fred Kraft is buried at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa and can be located at

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Release Date: November 5, 2080.


Marvin Kraft, 91 of Waverly, Iowa, died on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at the Waverly Health Center in Waverly.

Marvin was born on February 11, 1926, by Nashua, Iowa, the son of John and Bertha (Jensen) Kraft. Marvin was united in marriage to Donna Steere on June 20, 1948, at the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Western Douglas, rural Plainfield. While attending St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Marvin served on the church council.Marvin served in the United States Army from 1954-1956. He farmed for many years, was an auctioneer and drove school bus.

Marvin loved farming and auctioneering. Most of all, he loved his sons and their many hunting trips. He especially loved his granddaughters and great granddaughter, Eloise.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Kraft of Waverly; two sons, Larry Kraft and Jeffrey Kraft, both of Waverly; three granddaughters, Brandi Kraft of Chicago, Illinois; Brittni (Dan) Lantz of Cedar Falls; and Brooke Kraft of Cedar Falls; and a great granddaughter, Eloise Lantz; two sisters, Helen Knapp of Charles City; and Beverly Winkie of Belle Plaine; one brother, Richard (Vera) Kraft of Clarksville; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded death by his parents, two sisters, Eileen Kraft and Shirley Day; two brothers, Merlin Kraft and Kenneth Kraft; and an infant brother, Leroy Kraft.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School in Waverly with Pastor Arthur Bergren officiating. Burial will be held in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Waverly. Military honors at the grave will be conducted by the Waverly Area Veterans Group Honor Guard. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and also for one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church. Memorials may be directed to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family. 319-352-1187

“Marvin Kraft Obituary,” Kaiser Corson Funeral Homes, Inc., accessed December 31, 2017. http://www.kaisercorson.com/obituary/Marvin-Kraft/Waverly-Iowa/1762555.