Funeral services for Richard Kracht, 83, of Peterson, will be held at 10:30 a.m., today, Friday, June 13, 2008, at St. John's United Church of Christ in Peterson. Rev. Bruce Rapp will officiate the service.
Interment will take place at St. John's Cemetery in Peterson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the St. John's Specialty Clinic in Cherokee or Abben Cancer Center.
Richard passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center.
Richard Louis Kracht, the son of Louis and Elsie (Amendt) Kracht, was born Feb. 24, 1925, in Buena Vista, Iowa. He had lived on the same farm, south of Peterson, all of his life. He attended Brooke Consolidated School and graduated in 1943.
Richard married Iris Goettsche on Sept. 30, 1948, at the Royal Lutheran Church in Royal. Following their marriage, they continued to live on the family farm, where they farmed for many years, until retiring in 1999. Richard was then caretaker for Duane Wheeler's acreage for six years. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Peterson for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Charlotte Elaine.
Richard is survived by his wife, Iris of Peterson; three daughters: Nadene Gerke of Mesa, Ariz., Marlene Kucera and her husband, Richard of Cedar Falls, and Maxine Butler and her husband, Patrick of Spirit Lake; five grandchildren; and two sisters: Roberta Brehmer of Peterson, and Jeanette Raveling of Spirit Lake.
Warner Funeral Home of Peterson is in charge of arrangements.