Ted A. Kraft Jr.

February 22, 1930January 18, 2018

Theodore “Ted” A. Kraft, Jr. passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at the age of 87. He was born in New Orleans on February 22, 1930. Ted is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years Doris Lopez Kraft; Children Ken; Angele (Michael); Michael (Deborah) and Benjamin. Grandchildren Shane (Cara), Lauren, Brandon, and Chelsea (Travis); four great-grandchildren; brother Royal Kraft, Sr. He is preceded in death by his parents Theodore A. Kraft, Sr. and Albertine Stock Kraft; sister Beverly Kraft. Ted is a graduate of Holy Cross High School (1946) and Southeastern University (1951). He served in the United States Army in the Army medics during the Korean War attaining the rank of Sergeant First Class. Ted was a unique and caring man, a friend to many, and touched the lives of all who knew him. Full of charm and stories, he always had something interesting to say. Ted was an avid photographer and was always the one taking photos at any given time. He also published a book “Dear Shelby” which told of his trials and tribulations during his Army days. Ted was a Real Estate broker, one of the first real estate developers in Metairie, and the founder of Angele Apartments Company. Ted was a charter member of the Apartment Association of Greater New Orleans, Past President of the YMBC Toastmasters of New Orleans (1965), member of the Knights of Columbus, and served as an usher at St. Francis Xavier Church. All are welcome to attend Funeral Services held at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. on Monday, January 22, 2018. Visitation from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm with mass to follow. To view and sign the Funeral Guest Book, please visit


  • Visitation

    Monday, January 22, 2018

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, January 22, 2018


Ted A. Kraft Jr.

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February 8, 2018

Doris, I am so sorry about Ted. I did not know that Ted had died until Mrs. McGuire told me but the funeral had already happened. I am praying for you, Doris, and want you to know I had known Ted since the '70's. He was the life of EVERY party! I can remember going out partying after Kim's wedding.

January 25, 2018

Doris may god be with you at this time of sorrow and please accept my condolences for you and the famly.Ted was a good friend of mine for many years.I am so sorry I missed his funeral but I didn't know he had died until today Jan 25
Please offer my condolences to Royal

Jim Flattmann

Randy Juge

January 22, 2018

Ted had an amazing life. He was a doer, a self made successful business man. An Army veteran who served in the Korean War. He will be missed by his wonderful family and friends. His memory will fill their hearts forever.
Randy Juge

January 22, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Winkie & Bill Bouldin

January 22, 2018

We are so sorry to learn of Ted's passing!! Remembering the good time we had together! Clelebrating his life! And sending our love and prayers to and for all of hoy

January 21, 2018

My sincere condolences to the Kraft family in the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort give your family peace and strength to endure this most difficult time, as you continue to reflect on cherished memories of Theodore. Psalms 29:11

Anna T Geil

January 20, 2018

So very sorry to learn of Ted's passing. He was an old friend from high school years with my good friend, the late Marie Jones. Sympathy to all of Ted's family.

Anna Tallanat Geil