Madeleine Mary Kracht Hoover Forehand, age 81, of Tomball, TX, and formerly of Halbur and Coon Rapids, passed away on June 3 in Houston, TX. Graveside funeral services will be held at 3 pm on Thursday, June 11, at the Arcadia Cemetery near Arcadia. Visitation will be from 1-2 pm on Thursday at Ohde Funeral Home in Coon Rapids.
MADELEINE MARY KRACHT HOOVER FOREHAND
Madeleine Mary Hoover Forehand, neé Kracht, was born on December 24th, 1938 in Carroll, Iowa. Madeleine was the daughter of Clarence and Vera (Schelldorf) Kracht.
Madeleine grew up on the farm in the Halbur area. On the farm she woke up early to tend to her chores such as slopping the pigs which frustrated her when they would kick up mud on her pants. However, she loved the horses and enjoyed riding them bareback. Her family moved northwest of Coon Rapids when she was a teenager.
She graduated from Coon Rapids High School, where she was a cheerleader and
a member of the basketball team, in 1957.
Madeleine and Gary went on to live in various cities across the US including Pittsburg, San Jose, Medfield, Mass., Buffalo, and Omaha. They have two children, Michelle Fogle (55), and Eric Hoover (48). Madeleine was the kind of mother who did it all- she sewed clothes for Michelle, hosted joyous birthday parties, and attended all of Eric’s basketball and soccer games. Madeleine had a selfless, servant personality that made her an attentive mother. She took care of her daughter Michelle for 20 weeks while she was on bedrest, pregnant with triplets.
In 1994, Madeleine moved to Houston, TX to be with her three new grandchildren Cooper, Claire and Abby, and their parents Michelle and Steve Fogle. Madeleine felt privileged to be able to live with the triplets and help take care of them from birth. She enjoyed taking the triplets on various day trips to the library, the mall, or the arboretum.