July 13, 2017
414 E. Main Street New Washington OH 44854 7/17/2017 15:00:00
New Washington OH 44854 7/18/2017 10:30:00
Janice V. Kraft, age 90, resident of New Washington, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Willows at Willard. She was born on October 11, 1926 in Centerton, Ohio to the late George and Celeste (Pifher) Wechter. Janice was a graduate of New Washington High School and had been employed at the former Farmer’s State Bank. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in New Washington, the Rosary Altar Society, the New Washington American Legion Auxiliary, and a former New Washington volunteer EMT.
She is survived by her husband, Herbert Kraft, whom she married on January 17, 2004; 4 sons, David (Suzanne) Stump of New Washington, Mark (Vickey) Stump of New Washington, James (Denise) Stump of Holland, Ohio, and Dennis (Shelli) Stump of New Orleans, Louisiana; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Helen (John) Heydinger of North Auburn, and Joann (Donald) Zellner of Mulberry, Florida; and two step daughters, Anita Kraft (Jim Light) of Norwalk, and Lynne (Jake) Schneider of Columbus.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Stump on May 10, 1998; 5 brothers, George Jr., Jerome, Norman, Louis, and Alfred Wechter; 4 sisters, Catherine Pauly, Anna Mae Mason, Margaret Gosche, and Beatrice Schmitz; and a step daughter, Brenda Pitzen.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington from 3:00 – 7:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at St. Bernard Catholic Church at 10:30 AM with Father George Mahas officiating. Burial will follow at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery in New Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Bernard School Endowment Fund or American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Janice will surely be missed. We will always remember our sweet neighbor lady as a kind and lovely person. She was always hard at work in her garden with Herb and would quite often bring us goodies, like fresh picked raspberries. We have missed her in recent years and know that she is now healthy and in a much better place. We send love and condolences to Herb and to Dave and Suzanne and the rest of the family.
Dave & Renee Zornes &
Karsen, Spencer and Jordyn Kaple
To Herb, the Stump brothers and the Kraft sisters! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the time of the loss of your wife and mother! We remember Janice, of course, mainly thru the New Washington Town Band. She was certainly a nice-sweet lady that we enjoyed talking to, and we know she loved being at the band concerts! Take care, Gene and Sharon
To all of Janice’s family, As my mom had been out to The Willows and had passed July 12th. I got to know this sweet woman and Herb. Janice was always a delight seemed to have such a warm nature about her. And Herb coming in every lunch to be with her was a beautiful thing to see. Know I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May the Lord warm your hearts with precious memories.
My heart is sad to have lost you, but now you are with God where you have perfect love and perfect health.
You have been joined in Heaven with Uncle Bob, your Mom and Dad and all your brothers and sisters. We miss all of you.
Welcome to Heaven Aunt Janice,
i was so sorry to hear of your loss. Your Mom was such a sweet lady and I know your memories will help fill the void. I remember visiting with Dennis and Shelli years ago and she was so welcoming; and made the most awesome banana oatmeal cookies ever. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.