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DOROTHY KRATZ Dorothy E. Kratz, 93, of Hatfield, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Peter Becker Community. She was the wife of the late Lyman F. Kratz, who died January 1, 1990. Born October 29, 1918 in Hatfield, she was the daughter of the late Walter N. and Eva Mae (Trauger) Freeman. Mrs. Kratz was a lifelong member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hatfield. A dedicated homemaker, she always put the needs of her family first. Her favorite pastimes included camping, traveling, and listening to country music. She is survived by her son, Donald L. Kratz and wife, Carolyn, with whom she resided before her illness; daughter-in-law, Laura K. Kratz; sisters-in-law, Grace Freeman and Joanne Freeman; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Earl L. Kratz in 2007; her daughter, Patricia Louise Long in 2010; and three brothers, Robert Freeman, George Freeman, and Walter Freeman. The Funeral Service will be held 11AM Thursday, February 2, at the Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, 701 Derstine Ave., Lansdale. Relatives and friends may call after 9:30AM. Burial will be in Grace Lutheran Cemetery. For those desiring, contributions may be made in Mrs. Kratz's memory to Grace Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 57, Hatfield, PA 19440, or Caring Hospice Services, 400 Commerce Drive, Suite C, Fort Washington, PA 19034.

Published in The Reporter on Jan. 31, 2012
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