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Frances May (Mickels) Craft

November 26, 1953 ~ August 26, 2017 (age 63)

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Frances M. Craft, age 63, died peacefully Saturday morning, August 26, 2017 at Regency Care Center in Norwalk, Iowa.  The family has chosen for an immediate cremation.  There are no services planned at this time.  To share a condolence with the family please visit

Frances was born to Raymond and Kathryn Mickels on November 26, 1953. She joined a family of eight children in Ottumwa, Iowa. She graduated from Ottumwa High School and after moving around the Midwest for several years she returned to her home town where she spent the majority of her life.

Frances was a kind and friendly person. She was always there when you needed her, and to her everyone was a friend. Frances had faith in Christ, enjoyed playing bingo, and card games.

Frances is survived by her siblings, her three brothers Robert (Connie) Mickels of Grand Prairie, Texas, Jerry Mickels of Federal Heights, Colorado, Larry (Joyce) Mickels of Oak Grove, Missouri; a sister Rose Mickels of Norwalk, Iowa; and a granddaughter, Madisen Craft of Mason City, Iowa.

Preceding her in death are her parents; her son Donald Craft; her sister Carol Gentry; and her brother Max Mickels.


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