Geraldine Amy Kraft

April 16, 1942April 11, 2019

Geraldine Amy Kraft, 76, of Spring Hill, Florida passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019. She was born in Camden, New Jersey to Robert and Marion Van Istendal. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends. She was preceded by her loving husband, Wayne A. Kraft in 2007 and her brother, John F Travis. She is survived by her sons Jeffrey Kraft (Alyson) and Chris Kraft (Irmarie) and her brother, Robert Van Istendal and sister in law and dear friend, Connie Van Istendal. Gerri was a fun loving woman that retired to Florida in 1989 from New Jersey. She was a stay at home mom when Chris and Jeff were young and then started working when they started school. She worked for Sears, an ALF and a deli over the years. Once in Florida she went to work at Spring Hill Lanes until she retired due to health reasons. She absolutely loved her bowling alley family and missed them dearly, but did manage to keep in touch with many right up until her passing. She had a very special relationship with her first two granddaughters Katie and Amanda. Later came Alex, Alycia, Christopher, Ciana, Jason, Kalina, Rebecca and Sean whom she loved. She became a TV junkie as her health limited her ability to be active and she specifically enjoyed Elvis Presley, Judge Judy, Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and the Voice. She made her weekly night out with her dear friends, Ruth, Joan and Bev for dinner and a movie. In prior years she enjoyed bingo, cruises, and occasional trips to the casino. She absolutely loved her dogs and made sure they were part of the family! Murphy still misses his mom like the rest of us. Barney and KC helped keep her spirits high until their passing. Geri was a very kind hearted woman that made it a point to invite any friends that had no family or holiday plans to join her family so that they were not alone. Gerri is gone too soon and will be surely missed. Memorial service will be 7PM located at Turner Funeral Home 14360 Spring Hill Drive Spring Hill, Florida 34609.


  • Jeffrey Kraft, Son
  • Chris Kraft, Son
  • Robert VanIstendal, Brother
  • Connie Vanlstendal, Sister-in-law


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Geraldine Amy Kraft

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