Margaret Ellen Kracht

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Margaret Ellen Kracht

February 04, 2019

Margaret Ellen Kracht Margaret Ellen Kracht, 73, of Beulah, died Feb. 4, 2019 in Traverse City. She was born in Honor in 1944 the daughter to George and Ruby Beechraft.
In the spring of 1962 Ellen graduated from Honor High School. Later that summer on Aug. 2, she was united in marriage to Max B. Kracht and celebrated 56 years of marriage. Throughout their marriage they traveled to California, Texas, Virginia, Florida, Germany and Italy following Max's U.S. Air Force career. They settled down in Beulah, having no further desire to travel.
Ellen will be remembered as a loving wife and mother, devoted grandmother, a hard worker, a wonderful cook, an excellent seamstress and for her generous spirit, kindness to all and love of family.
She is survived by her husband, Max; son, Brian Kracht and Tammy Bargy, of Beulah; daughter, Debbie and Paul Forrester, of Lakewood, California; grandchildren, Jordan and Ashley Bargy, Scott and Tahtianna Forrester, Max and Eric Forrester; grandchildren, Julia and Joshua Forrester; brother, Sid (Wendy Beechraft); sisters, Barbara and Willard Marr, Mary and Mike Taghon and Lucy and Greg Wright; along with many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Jowett Family Funeral Home, Benzonia. Mike Mead will officiate.
Contributions may be given to Munson Healthcare Hospice House.
Arrangements are by Jowett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Benzonia.
Published on February 9, 2019
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3 posts

Feb 18, 2019
I worked at Wolohans for several years and Ellen often came to visit, plus she always catered the food for our inventories.
such a sweet lady.
so sorry for your loss, Max
Kathy Scharmen Kennedy
Feb 12, 2019
So sorry to hear you’ve left us, Ellen. Your calm, easygoing personality was always there for every situation; that’s why you made the perfect president for our crazy class.
Jim Forrester and Debra Strang
Feb 10, 2019
We're sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of life on the farm with Ellen. It's never easy to lose someone like Ellen that took care of everyone with a smile.