Carl Henry Kreft

August 11, 1936September 1, 2020

Mr. Carl Henry Kreft

Pickens, SC – Mr. Carl Henry Kreft, age 84, went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 1, 2020. Mr. Kreft was born in Rogers City, Michigan and was the son of the late Paul Kreft and Marie Dobbert and husband to the late Lucille Avery Kreft. Survivors include his two sons Jon Orvil Kreft (Katherine) from Liberty, South Carolina and Ray Carl Kreft (Tami) from Portland, Oregon. Left behind are six beautiful and loving grandchildren: Haley, Calleigh, Caroline, Matthew, Joshua and Lucas. Also surviving is a sister Alberta Klann from Hillman, Michigan. Mr. Kreft was predeceased by two brothers Paul and Robert Kreft and sisters Amanda Dompke and Ann Karsten.

Mr. Kreft served in the United States Army. He was a long time member of Pickens Presbyterian Church. He loved his family dearly. Retired from Champion Aviation back in 1998 he loved taking his boys fishing. He loved being a handyman. Mr Kreft was a man that loved a good joke. When he was a truck driver he would always say his CB handle was: “Agitator” because he loved to always cut up.

A visitation will be held at Dillard Funeral Home on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM with a chapel service being held at 1:00 PM Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Kreft family.

Family is accepting to flowers.

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  • Paul Kreft, Father (deceased)
  • Marie Dobbert Kreft, Mother (deceased)
  • Lucille Avery Kreft, Spouse (deceased)
  • Jon Orvil Kreft (Katherine), Son
  • Ray Carl Kreft (Tami), Son
  • Haley, Grandchild
  • Calleigh, Grandchild
  • Caroline, Grandchild
  • Matthew, Grandchild
  • Joshua, Grandchild
  • Lucas, Grandchild
  • Alberta Klann, Sister
  • Paul Kreft, Brother (deceased)
  • Robert Kreft, Brother (deceased)
  • Amanda Dompke, Sister (deceased)
  • Ann Karsten, Sister (deceased)

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  • John Shepard, Pallbearer
  • Ray Shook, Pallbearer
  • Randy Rohde, Pallbearer
  • Mark Avery, Pallbearer
  • Rick Klis, Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, September 19, 2020


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kurt erickson

September 9, 2020

Hello Jon. My prayers are with you all. I hope that fond memories guide you forward. Our dads are always with us! Best,

Theressa Pelfrey

September 4, 2020

Good memory of Carl and Lucy both love you jon

Martha Bagwell

September 3, 2020

Jon I'm so sorry for your loss. I didn't know your dad but I know he must have been a good person because he raised a great son in you. I'll be praying for the family


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