Brenda Kraft

brenda kraft
Brenda passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Sanford Palliative Care in Fargo, surrounded by her loving family. Brenda was born on May 17, 1968, the daughter of Donald and Ardyce (Dahlen) Grant in Fargo. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Fargo. She graduated from Fargo North High School in 1986. Brenda was united in marriage to Rod Kraft on October 6, 1990 and they had two sons, Alexander and Andrew and with that union came two daughters, Crystal and Cassie whom she always called her own. Rod and Brenda later divorced. Throughout the years and the jobs she had, her favorite was to be a stay at home mom for her boys. Brenda loved her job and all of her riders at Metro Senior Ride Service where she was first a driver and most recently a dispatcher. Brenda had an outgoing personality and her beautiful smile made her the life of every gathering. Her favorite pastimes were being at the lake, bowling and the bowling trips to various parts of the country. Brenda is survived by her sons, Alexander (Sarah Kasin) Kraft, and Andrew Kraft both of Fargo; her parents, Donald Grant and Ardyce Grant both of Fargo; her brothers – Jeff (Judy) Grant, Chris and Greg; her niece, Brandi and her nephew, Presley; her stepdaughters, Crystal and Cassie; and her grandsons – Ricky, Will and Jaxon. Also surviving is her very special cat, Nakita; Linda MacArthur; her step-sister, Stephanie Bundy and step-brother, Bob MacArthur; and many extended family and friends. MEMORIAL SERVICE: 7 PM Monday, August 22, 2016 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo GATHERING: one hour prior to the service in the funeral home on Monday

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  1. Brenda, you fought such a courageous battle, it is heartbreaking to know you are gone now. But now, you are whole and pain free. You left an imprint and I will miss you singing, Spirit in the sky. Save a place for all of us at the table. We, now, pray for peace and understanding for your family. May your family be in the palm of God’s hands during this difficult time. Until we meet again, I sing it for you. Rest in peace, Brenda 😇🎶🎤

  2. To the family of Brenda Kraft – Brenda was truly one of those people I was so blessed to have known, even if for a short time. She was so kind to my husband during his trips to therapy and was indeed a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are for those she left behind. God bless you.

  3. Alex and Andrew and Families so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you and your step sisters at this time. It has been a very long time since I have seen you all. You were small children. I am sure you are grown adult men and women now! Take Care and know you are ALL in my thoughts and prayers. Warm Regards Kim Truhlicka

  4. My condolences to Brenda’s family. So glad we had to some time to spend with some of her family this spring. I’ll miss her honking as she drove past my brother Jim’s house on my visits to Fargo. Also having a few with her at times. I’ll miss you my friend.

  5. Bubbly and positive. Always with a smile. Brenda will truly be missed. I will never forget how she stayed by my nephew Steves side. Devoted and loving. I know her family felt the same love and devotion. I told Brenda she was loved and always part of the family. What a reunion Steve and Brenda are having!!! My condolences to the family.

  6. We are so sorry for your loss please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Todd and Liz Glaser

  7. Some of the best are gone way too soon! The humor ,infectious laugh and her love of family were matched by none. I hope God enjoys her half as much as those she left behind. God bless Brenda and all those feeling the sadness and loss of this shining star. Sincerely Robin and Keith Knutson, all our love and prayers

  8. So sorry to hear of your sisters passing i know we don’t see much of each other but you are in our thoughts and prayers 😢

  9. I would like to express my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your love one. May the fond memories shared with her and the resurrection hope Jesus spoke of in the Bible at John 5:28,29 be a source of comfort during this time of grief and pain.

  10. So hard to believe you are gone Brenda.Your personality and your love for life will truly be missed!!!Thoughts and prayers to the family and all the close friends she was so blessed to have!!!

  11. Elizabeth and I are so sorry to here the passing of Brenda we will always remember her laugh may you rest in our lords arms

  12. Alex, Andrew, Crystal, Cassie and Families. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Brenda was a great lady and will be missed so very much.

  13. Brenda you will be missed, I wish we would have gotten the chance to do more together. I will think of you every time I hear your favorite song, and will dedicate it to you when I sing it… this just doesn’t seem real, my heart is breaking for your family </3 – To the boys: You have a wonderful group of people, family & friends alike that are all here for you. Lean on us and we will hold you up during this awful time. I can tell you from my own loss that it never goes away completely. but time will heal your broken hearts, little by little.

  14. We are very sorry to hear about Brenda. Treasure those memories for she will always be with you as your guardian Angel.We will keep you in our prayers.
    Bob and Ilah Fischer

  15. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you whenever I saw Brenda we would just sit there and giggle she had a great sense of humor, we always talked about our kids yes we had great memories Rest in peace my friend

  16. You have my deepest sympathies on your loss of Brenda, she will be dearly missed. My love and prayers go out to your family.

  17. My thoughts & prayers are with the family. I bowled with Brenda. She always had a smile, gutter ball or strike!

  18. We are so sorry for your loss. Don worked with Brenda at Metro Ride service for 5 years and thought she was the Best! We only heard today that she had passed. You have our deepest sympathies. We both enjoyed just being around her. Your family is in our prayers.

    Don & Cathy Dronen

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