Ann M. Kraft


Ann Marie (Winbauer) Kraft, 84, Bismarck, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit. Burial will be held at Mandan Union Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 – 7 p.m. with a vigil service held at 7:00 at Bismarck Funeral Home.

Ann was born on April 23, 1935 in Mandan, ND to Carl and Rose Winbauer. She attended school at St. Joseph’s Elementary School in Mandan, ND and Mount Marty High School in Yankton, SD. She was formerly married to Pius Kraft with whom she had seven children. She had 20 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. She also enjoyed having several foreign exchange students she considered her children as well. Ann was a home maker who loved to cook and showed her love for others through this talent. She worked from home to care for her children, operating her wedding flower and cake business, Fashions in Flowers, for 30 years. She was a Group Home Supervisor with Pride, Inc. for 19 years. She cared for four foster adults in her home through HIT, Inc. for many years. After her retirement, Ann was employed part time by Enable, Inc., where she continued to care for many clients who loved and respected her. She loved to travel and was grateful for the opportunity to visit Europe twice. Her Catholic faith was very important to her. She was a former member of the Church of Christ the King in Mandan, ND, and more recently a member of Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Bismarck, ND.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Rose Winbauer, her sister Helen, and five brothers- Carl, Clarence, Kenneth, Eugene, and Joseph. She is survived by her children and their spouses- Tom, Laura (James) Frank, Dan (Kristi), Mike (Donna), Ken, Paul (Marnie), Karla (Mike) Hillstrom, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

The family wishes to offer a special thanks to the neighbors who helped to care for and love Ann, especially Amanda, Travis, and Hailey Richmond and Al Brandt. Also, thank you to all the people at Northland PACE for all their care during the last few months of Ann’s life.

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