Vaughn Kraft

  • Born: February 10, 1940
  • Died: May 18, 2019
  • Location: Sterling Heights, Michigan

Wujek - Calcaterra & Sons

36900 Schoenherr Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Tel. (586) 826-8550

Tribute & Message From The Family

KRAFT, Vaughn, C., May 18, 2019 Age 79 Beloved husband of Sarah for 19 years and the late Barbara. Loving father of Pam Sanderson, Vanessa (Steve) Schwarz, and the late William Goodin. Step father of Ronald (Nancy) Hiestand and Randy Hiestand. Proud grandfather of Dale (Colette) Schwach, Bobby (Sarah) Chasney, David (Stephanie) Chasney, Mark (Karly) Chasney, William Goodin, and the late Michael Goodin. Step grandfather of Samuel Hiestand, Hannah Hiestand, and Brandon Hiestand. Great grandfather of 8. Dear brother of Gene, Lois, Susi, Elaine, and Ronnie. Vaughn was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. Visitation Tuesday 3-9pm and Wednesday 10am until time of funeral service at 11am at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Interment Romeo Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @,


Condolence & Memory Journal

sorry to hear of vaughns final leap .we were close friends in grade an high school .we floated the river from mermaids to marysville park,hitchhiked to st clair country club to caddy ,were on the first little league team in m . v. , did a lot of hunting an camping ,ran crosscountry ,basketball an tennis teams in h. s. he was #1 in c. c. helped him paint his house so his dad would buy his first car .sorry i didnt know his family i went to ore 60 yrs ago .saw vaughn at reunion a few yrs ago . time flies so have some fun while your here .--dale alexander teamate - lebanon ore -- when not rving it ..good luck==

Posted by dale alexander - lebanon ore, OR - Friend   June 14, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to you & your Family,Sarah. We were always so excited to see you both @ class reunion time. Vaughn was truly someone that made our times together memorable.

Posted by Robert/Donna Siemen - Lexington, MI - Friend   May 22, 2019

So sorry to hear of Vaughn's passing. I came to know Vaughn through golf - in the Sterling Senior league at Sunnybrook. We were both Kmart alumni as we discovered during conversations on the golf course. I considered Vaughn a true friend and cherish the memories. My condolences to the family.

Posted by Thomas Westphal - Sterling Heights, MI - Friend   May 22, 2019

We are so sorry to hear about Vaughn's passing. We golfed with Vaughn on the Kushner Golf League every other Friday during the summer. He was always calm and never seemed to get angry over the bad shots. Of course, he was a fairly consistent golfer so there weren't too many bad shots. The thing that always stood out about Vaughn, though, was how kind he was. He will truly be missed out there.

Posted by Connie & Kurt Stieber - MI - Friend   May 21, 2019

Vaughn was a fellow classmate at Marysville High School. Always the friendly gentleman. Enjoyed the visits at our class reunions. Our sincere condolences to the family.

Posted by Patricia Rose - Melbourne Beach, FL - Classmate   May 20, 2019

Pam and family so very sorry for your loss. Heaven just gained another angel and he is at peace and no longer suffering. Deepest condolences . Jackie Harris

Posted by Jackie Harris    May 20, 2019

May we continue to honor and respect all the lessons we have learned; acting as living symbols of a loving spirit. You are in our prayers.

Posted by The Wujek-Calcaterra Family - Sterling Heights, MI   May 20, 2019

Worked with Vaughn at Kmart back in the 70s in the sporting goods dept. Had some fun times together. RIP my friend. Al Leder.

Posted by Al Leder - Clinton twp., MI - friend   May 19, 2019

My husband and I attended Vaughn and Sarah's wedding in 2000. Sarah and I have been life-long friends and I grieve with her for the loss of Vaughn. Vaughn was a huge light in Sarah's, and her boys', life. He was so quiet and unassuming, a very gentle man. He will leave a big hole in his family and will be loved and remembered always. Our love and prayers to all of you who are hurting.

Posted by Mary A Best - Remington, IN - Family Friend   May 19, 2019

What a wonderful gentleman! I'm so happy I had the chance to know him. Vaughn will be truly missed!

Posted by Karen Wright - Harrison Township, MI - Family Friend   May 19, 2019

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