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Wendell J. Kratzer


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Wendell J. Kratzer Obituary
Wendell J. Kratzer, 93, longtime Allen resident, passed away Saturday (11/29/2014) at the McGuire Skilled Nursing Facility, Hillsdale.

He was born July 14, 1921 in Allen, MI to John and Edith (Eggleston) Kratzer. Wendell attended the Allen schools and Michigan State University where he studied agriculture. He loved owning and operating his own farm and serving as the Allen Township Supervisor for many years. Wendell was member of the Allen Fire Department over 25 years, the Allen Knights of Pythias, and the Farm Bureau. He was also treasurer for the Cement City School Board.

He married Esther Christina (Backus) on May 9, 1943, and she preceded him in death in 2012.
Survivors include 2 daughters, Rachel (David) Neeley of Fremont IN; Rebecca (Thomas) Sheets of Quincy; 2 sons, Roger (Carol) Kratzer; Richard (Josephine) Kratzer, both of Allen; 11 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, son Ronald, 2 sisters and 1 brother.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 11 AM, at the Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel, Quincy, with interment following in Rice Cemetery, Moscow. Visitation is scheduled Tuesday from 4-7 PM at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Allen Fire Department or a .

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Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Dec. 1, 2014
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