Vernice Kraft Obituary, Death – Vernice Kraft, 103 years old, passed away at Meadow Wood Assisted Living in Seymour on Saturday, April 15, 2023. She lived in the Seymour area. On December 21, 1919, she was born on a farm in the rural outskirts of Seymour to the late Frank Snell and Lena (Benson) Snell. On August 9, 1945, when he was
serving in the United States Navy in San Francisco, California, Vernice and Vilas Kraft tied the knot. On October 23, 2017, two days before her own death, Vilas also went away. Vernice obtained her education from Seymour High School, Stevens Point State Teachers College, and Oshkosh Teachers College. She taught elementary school for 42 years, most of them at Black Creek School in the Seymour region. When Vilas started the Kraft Shoe Store shortly
after WWII ended, Vernice was there to provide a hand. She was a lifelong member of the congregation at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour. Vernice and Vilas loved spending time at their lakeside cabin on Lake Pensaukee, which they had owned for the past fifty years. Canoeing, gardening, bird feeding, and family barbecues were just a few of the activities the couple enjoyed together at the lake. Vernice’s love of reading helped her keep in touch with
her siblings and her many nieces and nephews. Her favorite thing to do was to dote on and spoil her granddaughters.
Her legacy will be carried on by her son Kenneth Kraft of Medford, her granddaughters Breanne Kraft and Brenda Kraft of Wausau, and a huge number of nieces and nephews. Her husband was the first of many loved ones to go
before her. She had one brother and seven sisters, as well as two brothers-in-law, Lloyd Kraft and Kenneth Kraft, and a sister-in-law, Gladys Reed. Her son and two grandchildren are left behind. Visitation for the service at Emmanuel Lutheran Church (349 N. Main Street, Seymour) will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, and continue until the start of the ceremony at 11:00 a.m. Ty Stoneburner, a pastor, will preside at the service. The funeral service
will take place at a later date at the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Donations to Unity Hospice in lieu of flowers would be greatly appreciated. The family would like to extend its deepest appreciation to the staff at Meadow Wood Assisted Living for the devoted care they have offered throughout the years. In addition, I want to express my gratitude to everyone at Unity Hospice for their assistance.