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Jeffrey Craft

January 15, 1959 ~ June 10, 2021 (age 62)

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Jeffrey Ray Craft, 62, of Defiance, passed away onThursday, June 10, 2021 at his home in Defiance with his family by his side.   
He was born on January 15, 1959 to Benjamin and Karen (Wyandt) Craft in Van Wert, Ohio. Jeff proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1980 to 1986. On June 29, 1991 he married Susan (Bechtol) Craft, who survives. 

Jeff was a member of Defiance VFW #3360 and AmVets #1991. He enjoyed his work as a tool and die maker for over 25 years at Defiance Metal Products. In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting, guns, four wheelers, Harley Davidsons, working in the garage, and making things out of steel. Jeff was extremely proud of his military service, but his greatest joy was being with his family.
Jeff will be sadly missed by his wife of 29 years, Susan Craft of Defiance, his mother, Karen  Craft of Bronson, MI, his sons, Travis Craft of Cary, NC and Jeffrey Craft of Van Wert, OH, his stepson, Luke Tracy of Toledo, OH, and his stepdaughter, Joy (Chris) Kessler of Leipsic, OH. He also leaves behind eleven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, his brothers, Jon (Georgia) Craft of Convoy, Ohio and Benjamin (Shelly) Craft of New Haven, IN, and his sister, Tamara Craft of San Jose, CA. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Craft.
Graveside services will be held Friday, June 25, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery. Military honors by VFW Post #3360. Schaffer Funeral Home was honored to assist the family with arrangements.
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Graveside Service
June 25, 2021

11:00 AM
Riverside Cemetery

Defiance, OH 43512

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