Funeral services for Wallace Eugene Kraft, 96, Lawrence, KS will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, January 28, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Graveside services will follow at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Paola Cemetery in Paola, KS. He died January 23, 2012 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Wallace was born on April 26, 1915 in Vassar, KS the son of Albert H. and Martha C. (Kersten) Kraft. He was a graduate of Baldwin High School in Baldwin City, KS and the University of Kansas, School of Business.
Wallace served his country in the United States Army as a Captain in the medical corps during World War II
He had worked for many years for William Volker and Company in Kansas City, MO. He went on to be an independent sales agent until he retired in 1987.
Wallace was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.
He married Jimmie L. Utley on May 7, 1943 in Strawn, TX. She preceded him in death March 13, 2011.
Survivors include six sons, Dr. Wallace E. (wife, Jeannie) Kraft, of Paris, TX, Phillip T. Kraft, of Lawrence, KS, Dr. James N. (wife, Christine) Kraft, of Lawrence, KS, John C. (wife, Robin) Kraft, of Wichita, KS, David H. (wife, Yu Hong) Kraft, of Issaquah, WA, and Jeffrey A. Kraft, of Los Angeles, CA; eleven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
The family will greet friends following the service at the mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to First United Methodist Church in Lawrence and may be sent in care of the mortuary.