Gregory (Greg) James Kraiter, 74, Fargo, ND peacefully joined the heavens above on September 5, 2019 under the comforting care of the Veteran’s Administration Health Care System after an arduous battle with cancer.
Greg was born on March 26, 1945 in Dickinson, ND to John and Ann (Reindel) Kraiter. He graduated High School from Dickinson High in 1963 and joined the North Dakota Army National Guard as a Supply Sergeant where he served honorably until September 10, 1973 when he transitioned into the United States Army as an Infantryman with assignments in Ft. Carson, CO and Ft. Gulick, Panama. In 1978, he transferred into the Recruiting Command where he served for the next 15 years as a Remote Field Recruiter, which was his true passion. He retired after 28 years of faithful service to our Nation at the rank of Sergeant First Class. He found the love of his life, Paulette Kraiter (Bingert), to whom he married on the August 10, 1968 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Hebron, ND. After retiring, Greg and Paulette settled down in Minot, ND, where he worked as the Day Program Manager for REM ND serving the needs of the developmentally disabled. In 2007 they moved to Harwood, ND to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Greg was an active member with St. Williams Catholic Church in Argusville, ND, as well as the Harwood American Legion Post #297 where he held the positions of Post Vice Commander, Post Commander (2 terms) and District Commander. Greg was also active with the Knights of Columbus where he held the positions of Grand Knight of the Council, District Deputy, 4th Degree Faithful Navigator and State Marshall. Greg’s most favored time in recent years was simply to spend time with his family to which he held in the highest regard. He would do anything to ensure attendance at any of his grandchildren’s school or sporting events.
He is survived by his wife, Paulette, of 51 years, Fargo, ND, his children Karla (Jeff) Kraviec, Fargo, ND, Kent (Jen) Kraiter, Harwood, ND, grandchildren, Allison (Will) Case, Moorhead, MN, Hannah and Kaylee Kraiter, Harwood, ND and great-grandchild Riley Case. Greg was preceded in death by his parents John and Ann Kraiter, and sisters Ann Marie Berg, Anita Wanner and Judy Tooz.
Prayer services will be held Saturday September, 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Boulger’s Funeral Home, 123 10th Street South, Fargo, ND with visitation starting at 6:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM, at St. Williams Catholic Church, Argusville, ND. A luncheon will follow at the Argusville Community Center. Greg will later be interred at the Fargo National Cemetery, Harwood, ND. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Harwood American Legion Post #297, Knights of Columbus Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Our family would like to thank the Fargo Veteran’s Administration Health Care System for the outstanding level of care and dedication that was provided throughout Greg’s final journey in life. They are truly a blessing!
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.