Vivian Marie Kratzer (1926-2016)

Vivian Marie Kratzer, 89, passed away Feb. 8, 2016, in Ellsworth County.
 She was born April 20, 1926 in Ellsworth County to Marie (Janda) and John Borecky. She married Henry Kratzer at the Immanuel Lutheran Church on May 13, 1945.
A lifetime resident of Ellsworth County, Vivian was a homemaker and farmer’s wife and a clerk at the local bakery. She also worked at Duckwall’s and the Blackwolf General Store. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Ellsworth, Town and Country FCE, Holyrood American Legion Auxiliary, LWML, and she enjoyed genealogy.
Vivian is survived by her son, Darrel Kratzer (Martha) of Granite City, Ill.; son, Harlan Kratzer (Mary) of Escondido, Calif.; daughter, Iris Haime of Rockford, Ill.; son, John Kratzer (Carol) of Ellsworth; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; six great-great- grandchildren; and sisters, Libby Sebesta of Wilson, Viola Jiricek of Ellsworth, Mildred Hynes of Sylvan Grove, and Myrene Soukup (Robert) of Wilson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Henry Kratzer; a son, Kenneth Kratzer; and brother, Lester Borecky, in 1988.
Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ellsworth, with a private family inurnment at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ellsworth Senior Center, or Ellsworth County Historical Society, in care of Parsons Funeral Home, P.O. Box 45, Ellsworth, Kan. 67439.
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