Emil Kraft Sr.

ST. MICHAEL Emil Kraft Sr., 80, of Devils Lake and St. Michael, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, in a Devils Lake hospital.

He was born June 22, 1932, to John and Alysia Kraft, in St. Michael. He was drafted into the Army in 1956 and served until 1958, and then served with the Army National Guard from 1958 to 1966. He married Catherine Bingham on June 22, 1960, in Maddock.

Survivors: sons, Emil Jr., Maddock, Allan, Colorado Springs, Colo., Richard, Devils Lake; daughters, Debra Zeltinger, Kenmare, Mary Jo Eschbach, Devils Lake; 11 grandchildren; five great-granddaughters; brothers, John, Peter, Joe and Mike, all Devils Lake, Louie, St. Michael; and sister, Ann Bingham, Devils Lake.

Funeral: Friday, 10 a.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church, St. Michael.

Burial: St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, later in the spring.

Visitation: Thursday, 3 to 7 p.m., in Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, and Friday, one hour prior to the service, in the church.

Rosary and Scripture service: Thursday, 7 p.m., in the funeral home.