Douglas B. 'Doug' Craft -- Wanamingo

WANAMINGO -- A memorial service for Douglas B. "Doug" Craft will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Oronoco Presbyterian Church, with Pastor John Guttermann officiating. Family interment service will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester, with military honors provided by the Zumbrota American Legion Post.

Mr. Craft, 85, a retired IBM employee, died Wednesday (Aug. 9, 2006) at his home in Wanamingo, of complications from leukemia.

Born Feb. 23, 1921, in Gibson, Pa., he graduated from high school in New Milford, Pa. On May 7, 1941, he married Helen McCreary in Shickshinny, Pa. He served in the Army in Okinawa during WWII. He began working for IBM in Endicott, N.Y., and moved to the Rochester plant in 1959. He worked in procurement and purchasing. He retired in June 1979 after 25 years. From 1959 to 1969, he lived in Rochester, then lived in Oronoco from 1969 to 1982. He then lived in Pharr, Texas, until 2004, when he moved to Wanamingo. He was a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club; Zumbrota American Legion Post, the Bluestone Masonic Lodge in Hallstead, Pa.; and Oronoco Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Dale G. (Sandra) of Rochester and Dennis J. (Antoinette) of Fridley, Minn.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Delwert of California. He was preceded in death by a son and a sister.

Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the church. There will be no reviewal.


Memorials are suggested to the Leukemia Foundation for research or Oronoco Presbyterian Church.

Ranfranz &; Vine Funeral Homes of Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

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