Richard Kratz July 10, 1928 - July 15, 2014 ROLLING PRAIRIE - Richard Dean Kratz, age 86, of Rolling Prairie, passed away on July 15, 2014, at his home. He was born in New Carlisle, IN, on July 10, 1928, to Fredrick and Katherine Marie (Zugel) Kratz. He was married on April 23, 1953, in LaPorte, to Phyllis J. (Wellinski) Kratz, who preceded him in death on May 9, 2014. Surviving are his children, Kristine Marie Bodie of La Porte, Richard F. Kratz of LaPorte; 2 sisters, Katherine Blasko of South Bend, IN, and Margretie Williams of Mishawaka, IN; and 1 brother, Kenneth Kratz of Hudson Lake, IN. Richard was a U.S. Navy veteran serving his country honorably from 1948 - 1952. Richard was a member of the American Legion Post 297. serving as post commander from 1957-1958. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, July 19, 2014. at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center. A time of visitation will be held from 1 PM until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will take place following the service at New Carlisle Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family of Richard Kratz, c/o Kristine Bodie, 2900 Monroe St., LaPorte, IN 46350. Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.cutlerfuneralhome.com.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on July 18, 2014