Tue, April 07

Musetta Loraine Kracht 1917 - 2007

Musetta Loraine Kracht, 89, Clarkdale, died July 7.

She was born Nov. 4, 1917, to Harley and Frances Van Winkle in Wayland, Iowa.

Musetta married Floyd B. Kracht on Dec. 11, 1935, in Fairfield, Iowa, who preceded her in death in 2004.

Musetta worked as a Court Clerk for the County of San Bernardino in Ontario, Calif. She moved to Glendale with her husband in 1976 and to Cottonwood in 1980. They moved to Clarkdale in 1997.

She was a long-time member of the Verde Baptist Church where she served as a Deaconess. Musetta and her late husband were proud that they were able to contribute funds toward the purchase of land on which to build the new Verde Baptist Church Worship Center.

She is survived by two children, John F. Kracht of Cornville, and Jane F. Hurst of Clarkdale. Other survivors include, Debbie Burandt (Don) of Corona, Calif., Pamela L. Van Winkle of Cottonwood, Theresa Novak (Pete) of Sacramento, Calif., Laura Heinle (Ron) of Stockton, Calif., Justin Burandt of Corona, Calif., Vernon Van Winkle (Rhonda) of Pahrump, Nev., Brittany Heinle of Stockton, Calif., Michael Hughes of Sacramento, Calif., Ryan Heinle of Stockton, Calif., Ron Van Winkle and Tony Van Winkle both of Southern California.

Services took place July 10 with burial at Valley View Cemetery in Clarkdale.

Memorial Contributions are to be sent to Northern Arizona Hospice, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood, 86326.

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