Joshua James Kraft

joshua kraft

Josh’s live streamed funeral mass can be viewed below starting at 12:45 PM today:

Joshua J. Kraft, 37, from Fargo, North Dakota, died in a tragic motor vehicle accident on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

Joshua James Kraft was born on April 10, 1985, in Fargo, ND to Mike Leichtenberg and Scarlet (Fuller) Kraft.

Josh was educated in Fargo, ND, and received his GED in 2004.

Growing up Josh participated in BMX racing in Grand Forks with his brother and cousin. Josh enjoyed fishing, frolfing and riding his bike, even as an adult.

Josh was a hard worker and liked to stay busy. He was very Krafty and enjoyed doing projects. He enjoyed taking things apart to see how they worked, sometimes could not put them back together. If he could not figure it out, he would Google it or call Dad. No matter what the situation was, Josh was always there to help.

Josh would take daily walks to Casey’s General Store for ice cream. He would build his ice cream as high as he could, impressing the workers and walking out with a proud face.

One of Josh’s favorite drinks on Christmas was Eggnog. He would drink the entire container and later regret that decision. Josh will be remembered for his room filling laughter, big smile, and eating a lot of food during family gatherings.

Josh was an amazing son, spouse, brother, cousin, nephew, dad and friend. His big heart, loyalty and smile will always be remembered.

Josh is survived by his dad: Mike Leichtenberg. His girlfriend, Christy Hogue. Children: Ciara and Samson James.Two sisters: Crystal (Nate), and Cassie. Three nephews- Ricky, Will, and Jaxon. Uncles: Charlie, Daniel, Mark, and Tim. Aunts: Barbara, Lynda, Laura, and Rhonda (Tim). Cousins: Dallas (Hannah), Jermey (Amanda), Matt (Kate). Brandon (Kylee), Mandy, and Derek.

Josh is preceded in death by his mother, Scarlet, his brother, Zach, and his grandparents’: Benard and Dolores Leichtenberg, Ronald and Ella Fuller. Uncles: Rudy and Brent Fuller. His beloved dog Mia.

Funeral services will be: Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m., followed by a funeral Mass at 1 p.m., Monday, June 13, at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Dilworth, Minn.


Funeral Mass: June 13, 2022 1:00 pm

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Dilworth MN
207 Main St N
Dilworth, MN 56529

Visitation: June 13, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Dilworth MN
207 Main St N
Dilworth, MN 56529

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  1. I’m in total disbelief I just can’t believe this is true you’re too young to go Josh you will be missed by so many I Love You Fly High 🦅 Now you will be Reunited with your Mother ‘Scarlet Fuller Kraft’ & Your Brother ‘ Zach Kraft’

  2. Cassie and family. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

  3. Sorry for the loss of Joshua. The loss of a child is the hardest part of being a parent. It literally breaks your heart
    Josh was so sweet and loving, respectful and a true friend. Josh was always there when our son needed his friend and other brother. My heart goes out to all the family.

  4. Such a beautiful soul taken from this world too soon….I’ll be thinking of you mister!

  5. My thoughts and prayers for all during this difficult time, im so very sorry for your loss 🙏🙏🙏

  6. Josh, was undeniably a friend unlike I’ve ever had, my SUPERHERO. My heart aches for all of the family. I know that he’s playing fetch with Mya, and reunited with his brother and mother. My life was changed when you entered and you are gone too soon and that is the reason for my life altered again. My prayers for strength, comfort, love, peace and for you to be able to make your days filled with the memories of his laughter and joy. Love Randie Johnson FlywiththeAngelsBuddy

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with the family

    I know I speak for myself and many when I
    say you will never be forgotten. You touched the
    lives of everyone you crossed paths with in one
    way or another. This is all so hard to believe.
    Until we meet again, we’ll be missing you, friend.

  8. I can’t believe I can’t call my brother anymore. When times were hardest calling you and hearing “what’s up buddy” would always bring a smile to my face and always make me feel like home no matter where I was. Life’s always been crazy and kept us tied together threw many different ways. I’ll miss you and think of you until the day I die. I love and miss you brother

  9. I am so very sorry for the loss of Josh. He had a smile that would brighten the whole room and he was one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met.Always very respectful and polite. He is definitely going to missed and he was loved by so many. Cassie I love you honey, please let me know if you need anything sweetheart! Love to the family and again I am so very sorry for your loss!!

  10. I’m at a loss for words, my heart hurts…fly high young man and keep an eye on your Dad,gone way too young ,you will be missed tremendously and always in our hearts prayers for you and all that you touched in your short life 🙏 💔 ❤ 😢

  11. Love you brother. My prayers go out to your family. Miss you every day. This isn’t me saying goodbye, because I will see you on the other side. I know you in a better place

  12. Mike and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Josh. The Vermeulen family are all thinking of you and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!

  13. We remember Josh fondly from his school days at Holy Family -St. Mary’s Catholic School and as a classmate of our son, Nick. Josh was always kind and caring with a big smile on his face. He was surrounded and supported by the love of his mother, Scarlet, and his sisters. Know that we join you in your sorrow and will keep Josh and you all in our prayers.
    ​​ “If we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we belong to God.” Romans 14:8

  14. Christy, Ciara, and family and friends of Josh. I ache for the tragedies that have come your way. Please help each other and hold each other up as you navigate through yet another incomprehensible loss. Rest In Peace Josh.

  15. We didn’t know each other as long as we should’ve nor as long as it felt like. You were the best of them. Love you bro. Rest in peace my brother, I will see you on the other side.

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