Adeline Craft

KINGSFORD – Adeline V. Craft, 91, of Kingsford, went into glory on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

Daughter of the late Emil and Hulda (Johnson) Carlson, she was born in Eileen Township, Bayfield, Wis., on April 9, 1922. She was the granddaughter of Swedish immigrants Gustav and Johanna Carlson and John and Beta Johnson.

Adeline was educated and graduated from Drummond High School, St. Joseph’s School of Nursing and attended and studied with several colleges. She served in World War II with the Army Nurse Corp. at Camp McCoy, Wis., the 156th General Hospital in England and was honorably discharged from Oliver General Hospital in Augusta, Ga., in December 1945.

Adeline married Aldine H. Craft on Oct. 12, 1945, in Ashland, Wis. She and her husband were married for 65 years before he preceded her in death on June 5, 2011.

Adeline retired from the Iron Mountain Veterans Administration Medical Center in 1983 after 30 years of service. She was a member of First Covenant Church in Iron Mountain.

Adeline enjoyed her lifetime, that of family, friends, her 2 1/2 years in Germany, co-workers at various hospitals of employment, her church of worship, and the kindness of those nice people at her life’s ending.

In addition to her parents and husband, Adeline was preceded in death by two sisters, Lois Lehto and Lillian Kainu; and her son-in-law, James Franklin.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Franklin of Fort Meyers, Fla., and Paula Lacy of Crystal Falls; stepson, Aldine Craft of Alabama; four grandchildren, James Franklin, Jessica Franklin-Crawford, Cy Lacy and Chad Lacy; six great-grandchildren, Chase, Connor, Cambria, Cameron, Leia and Violette. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held today at the Quinnesec Cemetery. Rev. Peter Erickson officiated.

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.