Jason Kraft, 1972-2017

Published 1:00 am Thursday, December 14, 2017

Jason C. Kraft, 45, died as the result of an automobile accident on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Albert Lea.

Jason Kraft

A funeral service will be at noon Saturday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. The Rev. Dwight Netzer will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service and again one hour prior to the service.

Jason Christopher Kraft was born Sept. 19, 1972, to parents Joe and Ann (Johnson) Kraft in Milwaukee. He graduated from Kettle Moraine High School in Wales, Wisconsin, and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Jason moved to Milwaukee in 1996, working with his father to establish a tool and die career.

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In 1997, Jason married Amber Oothoudt at First Presbyterian Church in Albert Lea. In 2002, Jason and Amber moved to her hometown of Albert Lea. They were married for 17 years and raised two children.

Jason became skilled in design and engineering and began working for Dras Cases in Lake Mills in the spring of 2008. He was also a gifted woodworker and craftsman. He loved reading, rooting for the Packers, relaxing with Alix, his Brittany Spaniel — and, most importantly, spending time with his kids. Jason was a devoted and loving father who coached athletic and academic activities his children took part in. 

Survivors include his children Rowan Kathryn Kraft and Braden Christopher Kraft; parents Joe and Ann Kraft; brothers Joe Jr. (Flo) Kraft and Erik Kraft; loving mother of their children, Amber Kraft; and former parents-in-law Bob and Kathy Oothoudt.