November 12, 2015
- 7:00 PM
November 12, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
November 13, 2015
- 11:00 AM
- 3:30 PM
Zachary James Kraft, age 22, was wrapped up in Gods arms and brought home to be with his mother on November 6, 2015.
Zach was born on September 8, 1993 in Grand Forks, ND to Scarlet (Fuller) Kraft. Zach was educated at Winship Elementary School, Valley Middle School and attended Central High School for his freshman year. In 2009 Zach moved to Fargo and attended Fargo North High School. Growing up Zach enjoyed BMX racing, cross country track, loved Art, and developed his passion for hockey.
Zach dreamed of scoring a winning goal at the Ralph Engelstad, in 2012 his dream came true. Zach scored the winning goal for Fargo North at the 2012 State Championship against Grafton/Park River. Zach graduated in 2012 and went on to play junior hockey. He made the Fargo Force preseason roster in 2012. He played for the Aberdeen Wings for the 2012-13 Season and then went on to play for the Wisconsin Wilderness as team captain for the 2013-14 Season.
In February of 2014, while playing for the Wisconsin Wilderness, Zach took a hard hit to the head. Due to recurring headaches following the hit, further tests resulted in the diagnosis of brain cancer. For the past 19 months Zach fought a courageous battle with his loving family and friends by his side the entire time.
Zach is survived by his sisters – Crystal (Nate), Cassie (Brandon), his brother, Josh (Christy), three nephews – Ricky, Will, and Jaxon, his grandpa Fuller, his aunt Rhonda (Timmy), his cousins – Derek, Brandon (Kylee) and Landon, Amanda and baby Karter, grandma Kraft, aunt Donna (Jim) and many extended family. Also surviving is his loving girlfriend Kiana who never left his side, and his loving dog Bauer, who was his son.
Zach was preceded in death by his mother, Scarlet, his grandma, Marcella Fuller and grandpa, Leo Kraft, his uncles, Rudy and Brent Fuller, and great grandparents, George and Pauline Gefroh.
VISITATION: 5-7 PM Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo – and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Friday
PRAYER SERVICE: 7 PM Thursday at Boulger Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11 AM Friday, November 13, 2015 at Hope Lutheran Church – North Campus, 2900 Broadway N in Fargo, ND
BURIAL: 3:30 PM Friday at Calvary Cemetery, 1348 N Columbia Rd in Grand Forks, ND