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1945 Keith 2021

Keith H. Kraft

November 21, 1945 — October 12, 2021

A Memorial Visitation for Keith “Bud” H. Kraft, 75, of Itasca, will be from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM, with a Memorial Service at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 5, 2021 at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine.  The Interment will be held private at Irving Park Cemetery, Chicago.

Keith was born on November 21, 1945 to Howard and Sophie Kraft.  He passed away on October 12, 2021.

Keith, a skilled problem solver, was an electrical engineer having retired in 2003.  He was a true craftsman of many trades, enjoyed traveling and working on cars.  He had a love of camping and science fiction.  Additionally, he donated to numerous veteran organizations, something that was important to him.

Keith was the beloved husband of Nancy Kraft, whom he married on January 7, 1983; loving father of Diane Sell, Keith (Terri) Kraft, Vincent Kraft, and Patricia (the late Tim) Kinney; dear grandfather of Amy Amaro, Tyler Sell, Hannah McClear, Tori & Connor Kraft, Breanna & Josh Kinney; and fond brother of Patricia Barman.  He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tunnel 2 Towers Foundation at or The Wounded Warrior Project at or The National Park Service at

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