Dorothy Elizabeth (Trate) Kratz, 87 years, of Union Township, Berks County, PA, died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at 1:25 p.m. at Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center, Narvon, Pa., where she resided since June 15, 2012. She was the wife of Hervey Earl Kratz.
Born in Morgantown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Oscar Cleveland Trate and Mary Irene (Seifert) Trate.
She last worked at Reading Laundry. Prior to that she worked at Honey Brook Machine Shop and a Candy Factory in Reading, Pa.
She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Geigertown, Pa., and the Geigertown Grange for 50 years
Surviving along with her husband are: one son Ronald Earl Kratz of Birdsboro, Pa.; a daughter Louise Elaine, wife of Herbert A. Strunk of Union Twp., Berks Co., PA; 5 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a brother Harry Trate and a sister Alice Seiters.
Services will be held Thursday, Dec., 13, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Geigertown. A viewing will be held at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc., 144 N. Spruce St., Birdsboro, on Wednesday Dec., 12, 2012, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Interment St. Paul's U. M. Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made to at St. Paul's U. M. Church, PO Box 6, Geigertown, PA 19523.
Dengler Funeral Home, Inc., Birdsboro, is in charge of the arrangements.