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1554. “Obituaries,” Earl Eugene Kraft, Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln, Lancaster County, NE, USA, April 2-4, 2013, http://journalstar.com/lifestyles/announcements/ob...a6-706a766d7f68.html.
Earl Eugene Kraft, 86, Lincoln resident, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013. Earl was born Jan. 20, 1927 in Lincoln. Earl lived in Lincoln his entire life. He and his wife, Arline (Gohde) were married for 62 years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 and was stationed in Germany. He ran the family businesses, Kraft & Sons and Q4Quik convenience stores until he retired. He served on the Board of Governors of Southeast Community College and volunteered at the VA Hospital.

His four children and their spouses are Tom and Melsee (Nucup), who live in Oceanview, Hawaii; Bob and Linda (Wedberg) reside in Omaha; Nancy and Don Taute are in Lincoln; and Bill and Kim (Smith) are in Lenexa, Kan. He has seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Also surviving is his sister, Frieda Whittington of Lincoln and brother-in-law, George Gohde of Scottsdale, Ariz.

A reception and celebration of his life will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at The Towers Event Center, 6891 A Street. Memorials can be sent to Northeast United Church of Christ, 6200 Adams St., Lincoln, NE 68507
1555. “Veterans Share Holiday Memories,” Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln, Lancaster County, NE, USA, December 23, 2004, http://journalstar.com/news/veterans-share-holiday...84-0ca5299b9a66.html.
Christmas with the locals
In 1951, while many other enlisted men were heading to Korea, Earl Kraft of Lincoln went to Germany because, he says, he spoke German. While stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany, his captain asked if any soldier wanted to spend the holidays with a local family.
Our Christmas Eve meal was a cold supper with sausage, soup and good hard bread. I had taken gifts — a carton of cigarettes, a box of Hershey bars, gum and two pounds of coffee.
We sang carols, and the father and the boys played the violin. They had a few small gifts under the tree they exchanged. We sang and talked and went to bed.
On Christmas day, the mother and boys went to church and the father, grandfather and I went to the neighborhood gasthaus. They introduced me to everyone there (all Germans) and the singing and beer-drinking began. We locked arms and swayed back and forth with beer steins in our hands. At noon we staggered back to their apartment.
We laid on the floor around a heating stove and took a nap. We awoke around 2 for dinner. A toast with potato schnapps was followed by a dumpling-and-duck dinner. This was an expensive and elegant meal.
I had a watch the older boy admired. I gave it to him. It was probably worth $5. I left for the base but since the boys had never ridden in a car, I took them for a ride. The cab driver returned them home.
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