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mary l. kratzer

Posted on Feb. 8, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

April 8, 1916 - Feb. 3, 2013

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Mary L. Kratzer, 96, of Kalamazoo, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at the Laurels of Galesburg.

She was born April 8, 1916, in Porter Township.

Mary was employed by Adams & Westlake Ltd. in Elkhart, Ind., for many years, until her retirement.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Lee Kratzer in 1984; her mother, Eva (Clark) Gardner; and two sisters, June Sherman and Wanda McCullough.

Surviving are her brother, Gerald (Ruth) Gardner of Portage; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service for Mary will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre Ave., Portage, where friends may visit with her family from 2 p.m. until the time of service. Private interment will be in Kessington Cemetery, Union.

Please visit Mary’s personalized webpage for directions, her online guestbook or leave a condolence for Mary’s family at