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Barbara Jane (Manning) Kraft

January 5, 1934 ~ June 6, 2018 (age 84)

Barbara Jane Kraft, 84, of Lachine passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena surrounded by her family.

Barbara Jane Manning was born on January 5, 1934 in Alpena to the late Chester and Joanna (Graham) Manning and married William Kraft on August 11, 1953.  She graduated from County Normal and taught school for 30 years retiring in 1994.  She was a member of Long Rapids First Congregational Church.

Surviving are her husband Bill; 4 children, Dennis and Merly Kraft, Kurt Kraft, Ronald and Cindy Kraft, Kay and Kevin Kinsinger; 5 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; 6 sisters, Virginia Mae and William Anderson, Carol and Russ Lewis, Kaye and Dick Lewis, Audrey and Gary Monette, Debbie Manning; Lori and Thomas Skiba; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place at the Bannan Funeral Home on Friday from 4 – 8 p.m. and will continue Saturday at Long Rapids First Congregational Church from 1 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Arnie Kirschner and Rev. Kevin Kinsinger officiating.

Interment: Long Rapids Township Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity or church of donor’s choice.