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Ray W. Craft
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Obituary for Ray W. Craft

Ray W. Craft, 91, of Waterloo, died Saturday, September 30, at UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital.

He was born December 21, 1925, in Cresco, the son of Ward and Cora Sabastian Craft. He married Aurilla McCarville on December 12, 1949, in Nashua and she died November 8, 2011.

Ray served in the United States Army during World War II and was employed with Rath Packing Company for thirty-three years. He was also later employed with Friendship Village until his retirement.

Survivors include: his son, Alan of Waterloo; three grandchildren, Madison Craft, Tara Craft and Susan Craft; a daughter-in-law, Pamela Pick of Waterloo.

Preceded in death by: his son, Mark Craft; his daughter, Patricia Craft; four brothers, Harold, Urban, Kenneth, and Harley Craft; three sisters, Goldie Leferink, Dorothy Vandeweerd, and Marie Baethke.

Services: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 4, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Full military rites will be conducted by Waterloo Amvets Post 19 and Evansdale Amvets Post 31, assisted by the Iowa Army Honor Guard. Public visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, where there will be a 4 p.m. rosary and 6:30 p.m. vigil service. Visitation will also be one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.

Memorials: may be directed to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street

400 South St.
Waterloo, IA 50701

4 pm rosary and 6:30 pm vigil service. Visitation also one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.

Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

650 Stephan Ave.
Waterloo, ia 50701

Cemetery Details


Mt. Olivet Cemetery

3912 W. 4th Street
Waterloo, IA 50701


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