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Sara Jean (Kraft) Hetland

June 15, 2020 | 2 comments

Sara Jean (Kraft) Hetland, 64, (formerly of Racine) of Warrens, WI passed away on the morning of June 12th 2020.

Sara was born in Racine, WI, to the late Harvey and Muriel (Harris) Kraft. On August 2, 1975 she married Richard E. Hetland Jr.

Sara was a dedicated wife and mother, first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Nana to her five grandsons. Sara had an infectious personality and made friends everywhere she went. She loved spending time with family and friends, reading, cooking and baking, gardening, and casino trips.

Sara is survived by her devoted husband, Richard (Dick); their children Tony (Pam) Hetland, Katie (Jonathan) Rhea; grandchildren, Mitchell, Trenton, Graydon, Bentley, and Jackson; sisters, Mary Jo (Jim Henke) Kraft, and Barbara (Gary) Hill; brother, David Kraft; sister-in- law and brother-in-law, Kim (Rick) Krummel and Gary Hetland; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by father, Harvey Kraft Sr., mother, Muriel (Harris) Kraft, brother, Harvey Kraft Jr, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard E. Hetland Sr. and Arlene (Hoffmann) Hetland.

Due to the current pandemic, the family will not be holding a funeral service for Sara. When things are safe for all, a future celebration of life for all that loved Sara will be held.

A special thanks to the physicians, nurses, and staff at Mayo Hospital in La Crosse, WI who provided excellent and compassionate care for Sara during her unexpected illness.



  1. Tamra Likely

    My heartfelt sympathy to the family. Comforting Thoughts and prayers to the family. Truly going to miss you my friend. You are an angel.

  2. Jim and Pam Richards

    The memories of the too brief times we shared live on. Thank you for those. To Dick and their special children, you have our sympathy for your loss. Sara leaves all too soon but we know she is in a special watching and guiding us.


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