|Birth: ||Sep. 9, 1932|
|Death: ||Mar. 19, 2009|
Geraldine J. "Deanie" Kratzer, 76, of Richfield, died at 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at the Bridges at Brookline, R.R. #1, Mifflintown.
Born on September 9, 1932, in Monroe Twp., Juniata County, a daughter of the late Wilbur and Dorothy E. (Davis) Pellman. Her husband, Norman W. Kratzer, whom she married April 20, 1951, preceded her in death on October 25, 2000.
Surviving are her children: Connie J. Heintzelman and her husband Stanley, of Wernersville, Donald N. Kratzer and his wife Dorann, of R. R. #1, Millerstown, Ronald L. Kratzer and his wife Vicky, of R. R. #2, Richfield, Von Rickenbaugh and her husband Tim, of R.R. #1, McAlisterville, Bonita K. Hackenberg and her husband Richard, of R. R. #1, Richfield, Lonnie J. Colyer and her husband Rick, of R.R. #1, Richfield, Sondra A. Heidler and her husband Gene, of R.R. #1, McAlisterville, two brothers Lester Pellman and his wife Phyllis, of HC 63, Mifflintown and Raymond Pellman and his wife Clarice, of McAlisterville, a long-time companion, Earl Long, of R.R. #1, Richfield and she leaves behind 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death was one great grandson, Aaron Bear on October 17, 2006.
Geraldine was a 1950 graduate of Freeburg High School.
Mrs. Kratzer was a member of the Richfield Mennonite Church, where she served as an AWANA leader and was a member of the Richfield Women's Club.
"Deanie" was a homemaker, who enjoyed camping and traveling and who loved to dance and frequently attended the "Jams".
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2009, from the Richfield Mennonite Church, Richfield, with Pastor Jerry R. O'Connell, Pastor Paul Beech, III and Rev. Aaron K. Benner officiating. Interment followed in the Richfield Union Cemetery.
Viewing was from 7-9 p.m., Sunday, March 22, 2009 at the Richfield Mennonite Church and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the church.
For those who desire, memorial donations in Mrs. Kratzer's memory may be made to the Shepherd's Fold Counseling Ministry, R.R. #2 Box 604, Thompsontown, PA 17094.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville.
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Wilbur S. Pellman (1913 - 1984)
Dorothy E. Davis Pellman (1911 - 2004)
Norman Walter Kratzer (1927 - 2000)*
Geraldine J. Pellman Kratzer (1932 - 2009)
Lester E. Pellman (1938 - 2013)*
Richfield Union Cemetery
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Record added: Jun 20, 2011
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