Duane E. Craft

Nov 23, 2020
Craft Duane


Private Family Graveside Services will be held in the West View Cemetery.  A video of the service will be posted to the funeral home website. La Porte City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


West View Cemetery


 may be directed to St. Paul United Methodist Church, La Porte City. 


Duane Craft, 88, of La Porte City, died Monday, November 23, 2020 at his home.  He was born August 24, 1932 in La Porte City the son of Clyde E. and Norma Christian Craft.  He was a 1950 graduate of La Porte City High School. He married Joanne Wilt on October 25, 1953 at the Episcopal United Methodist Church in La Porte City. 

Duane farmed in La Porte City and surrounding areas for many years. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta at ISU, Iowa Corn Growers Association, where he was Master Corn Grower for a year. He had a love of nature and could recognize every tree and plant.  He loved to take old farms and make them new.

Survived by: his wife, Joanne of La Porte City; a son, Allen (Joyce) Craft of La Porte City; 2 daughters, Debra (Lee) Rottinghaus of Jesup, Angela (Mike) Reinert of Cedar Rapids; 13 grandchildren, Ryan (Holly Moser) Rottinghaus, Mindy (Lingheng Ye) Rottinghaus, Brianna Rottinghaus, Lucas (Cheyenne Dean) Rottinghaus, Andrea Rottinghaus, Daniel (Jennifer Gardner) Craft, Laura (Allen) Mast, Christopher (Anni) Craft, Matthew (Andrea) Reinert, Jennifer (Samuel) Renning, Amy (Benjamin) Grose, Jonathan Reinert and 14 great-grandchildren, William, Jackson, Issac, Oliver, Briar, Hinley, Willa, Finn, Aaron, Adrian, Liam, Nolan, Norah and Margaret.

Preceded in death by: his parents; a sister, Diane Mether and a grandson, Benjamin Rottinghaus. 

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  1. Steven Blocker | Nov 28, 2020
    Our condolences from the Dorothy Blocker Family. We will be missing him.
  2. Maureen and John Vieth | Nov 27, 2020
    So very sorry fir your loss.  Prayers for peace fir you and your family 
  3. Dean & Joyce Klenk | Nov 27, 2020
    Special Thoughts go to Joanne and family.  Duane will be greatly missed - we always loved being with him and Joanne - he was a special cousin.
  4. Dean & Joyce Klenk | Nov 27, 2020
    So sorry to hear of Duane's passing.  Our thoughts are with Joanne and the family.  It was always special to spend time with Duane and Joanne sharing wonderful memories growing up together as cousins.  Duane will be missed by all.
  5. Frank and Patti Carlson | Nov 26, 2020
    So sorry for your loss.  
  6. Gordon and Sandy Johnston | Nov 26, 2020
    So very sorry to hear of this loss of a great man and friend.  Our sympathies to Joanne and the entire Craft family.  We will miss you, Duane. 
  7. Carmen Christian Gutmann | Nov 26, 2020
    Was so sad to get the word of Duane's passing.  One of my favorite cousins.  My thoughts and prayers are with the family. 
  8. John and Janet Zeien | Nov 26, 2020
    Our sympathy and thoughts.  A great man
  9. Mary McGee | Nov 26, 2020
    Sending you hugs, prayers and so much love!!!!  We are thinking of you and wishing you comfort and peace with your family.❤ Keith, Mary Beth, Erin, Leo, Kelly and Carson
  10. Marv and Sue Hrubes | Nov 25, 2020
    Our sympathy and prayers to all of the family members!
  11. CHAD VAN DYKE | Nov 25, 2020
  12. Ray Temeyer | Nov 24, 2020
    So sorry for your loss. The picture of Duane is just so him. That is the smile I will always remember. You are all in our thoughts and so many wonderful memories. Ray and Jeanie Temeyer

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