Kraatz, Edward, Traverse City, MI, Formerly of Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Age 90 years. Ed was born April 6, 1923 in Saginaw to the late Edward L. and Dorothy (Ehlert) Kraatz. He married Frances Ida Mae Vickerman January 28, 1956. She predeceased him March 13, 1995. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and was an active member of American Legion Post 22 and VFW Post 1566. He retired from Swan's Ice Cream Co, and later from American Legion Post 22. Ed was also active with the child and youth program at Post 22. Surviving are two daughters and one son; Dawn (late Richard) Runstrom, Beverly (Roger) Packard, and Robert Worden, five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home, 1550 S. Midland Road (S. M-47). Rev. Jeanne Lapine will officiate with interment to follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Military honors under the auspices of American Legion Post 22 will take place at the cemetery. Friends and family will gather at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m., and one hour before the funeral on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings are suggested to Saginaw Commission on Aging, Pavilions Foundation of Traverse City, or the 40 & 8 Sports Program. www.reitzherzberg.com