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Chyrille’s life began August 30, 1961, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Chyrille spent most of her life calling Southwest Michigan home. She loved entertaining her family and friends and will always be remembered for her fun personality. Chyrille also enjoyed crocheting, needle point, working crossword puzzles, and watching true crime shows.

Her greatest joy was her family which includes: four children Ian (Karla) Bopp, Jodi (Paul) Johnson, Tyler Ganczak, and Edward (Chelsea) Kraft; 13 grandchildren; her mom Ella (Shawley) Rome, a sister Ardith Britain; and several nieces and nephews.

Chyrille died Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Spectrum Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph.

She is preceded in death by her husband Steven Kraft; four children Steven Kraft Jr., Chrystal Kraft, Curtis Kraft, and Roger Kraft; her dad Edward Rome and two sisters Joyce Buhs and Susan Smith.

Friends may visit with Chyrille’s family Friday, April 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet. You are invited to leave a message of comfort for Chyrille’s family at


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