Marcella Kraft

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July 7, 1935 - April 30, 2014.

Marcella Kraft, 78, of Black Hawk passed away April 30, 2014 at Rapid City Regional Hospital. A Christian Funeral Mass was held Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Our Lady of the Black Hills Catholic Church in Piedmont with Father Steve Biegler officiating. Interment was at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. Marcella was born on July 7, 1935 in Hillsview, the third child of 11 of John and Helen Imberi. She was raised on the family farm at Glencross. Marcella married Eugene “Gene” Kraft of Glencross in 1956 and they raised their six children in Mobridge. They moved to Black Hawk in 1978. After raising her family, Marcella worked in Tally’s Restaurant in Rapid City for many years. Everyone was welcomed into Marcella’s home. Her children remember always having large wonderful meals and her signature caramel rolls, with plenty for anyone who dropped in. She was honest, loving, kind, and appreciative and always recognized the beauty in everything. She gave everything her best effort, even up to the end of her life. Marcella is survived by four sons—Allan “Guy” (Patty) Kraft and John Andrew Kraft of Rapid City, and Thomas “Tom” (Yvonne) Kraft and Robert “Bob” Kraft of Black Hawk; two daughters, Anna (Allan)Schneider of Emmett, ID, and Eleanor “Ellie” (Michael) Barnett of Bowling Green, OH; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three brothers— Alex (Linda) Imberi of Rapid City, Balzer “Bill” Imberi of Mobridge, and Larry (Sandy) Imberi of Phoenix, AZ; and seven sisters— Cecila “Sis” (Willy) Hepper of Mobridge, Martha Gibson of Chicago, IL, Margaret (Larry) Taylor of Black Hawk, Katherine Knudson of Mobridge, Beverly (Jerome) Kramer of Summerset, Althea “Tootie” (Bill) Herman of Enfield, CT, and Joann (Dale) Dietrich of Luverne, MN. Marcella was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Gene Kraft, on September 11, 2009.
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