Kraatz, William W., Saginaw Township, Michigan

Passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014. Age 88 years. William Wesley Kraatz was born May 27, 1926 In Saginaw to Edward and Dorthea (Alsgaard) Kraatz. He Married Mary Ellen Thick in 1949. She predeceased him in 1992. He later married Verna Meyer. She survives him. Mr. Kraatz was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church, and served as Elder and many other capacities there. He had been a volunteer Fireman at Buena Vista Fire Dept, a Letter Carrier for the Postal Service, and later was an Insurance Agent for Lutheran Brotherhood. He served his country in the Army Air Corp. He enjoyed Golf, Baseball, and was a avid MSU fan. Surviving besides his wife Verna, he leaves his Sisters-in-law Shirley (Late Leonard) Kraatz, Evelyn (Late Robert) Kraatz, his brother John (Linda) Matusak, his sister Cherryl Matuzak, stepdaughter Patti (Ed) Finlay, Stepson Jim (Nancy Howard) Meyer, and many nieces, nephews, and other loving family members and many friends. Bill was predeceased by his son David, and his brothers Leonard and Robert Kraatz. Rev. C. William Weis will officiate the funeral service on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 3427 Adams Ave. Interment will take place at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are welcome to call on the family at Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home, 1550 S. Midland Road (South M-47) on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m., and at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial offerings are suggested to Peace Lutheran Church, Community Village, or the Saginaw City Rescue Mission.