Michael Kratz

Michael Ardell Kratz

Sunday, February 14th, 1954 - Sunday, October 13th, 2019
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Michael “Mike” Ardell Kratz, age 65, of Lebanon, died Sunday, October 13, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in O’Fallon.
He was born February 14, 1954 in Red Bud, IL, the son of the late Ardel and Mattie (Stermon) Kratz.
He is survived by two daughters: Michelle (Josh) Podhirny of Port St Lucie, FL and Karri (Justin) Kratz of Las Vegas, NV; and a sister, Dorothy (Kenny) Doetsch of Springfield, IL.
Mike was a loving father who was always willing to do anything for his daughters. He spent his entire career in the automotive industry, one of his passions. He enjoyed everything involving cars, including driving race cars and watching NASCAR. He also enjoyed going hunting with his late father and his cousin, Jeff.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Lebanon First United Methodist Church from 1-3 pm.
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    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    First United Methodist Church
    603 W. St. Louis St
    LEBANON, IL 62254
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
Celebration of Life 1-3 p.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019 Lebanon First United Methodist Church


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Tracey Agopian

Posted at 11:56am
To the Kratz Family, My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you all. Karri, you are a part of my heart and my family. I love you very much.
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Don & Linda Hoover

Posted at 09:48am
Our Prayers are with you on this difficult day, may God give you peace and comfort.
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Posted at 02:27pm
You will always be remembered and in my heart. Bonnie
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Posted at 06:23am
With my deepest sympathy, in remembrance of Mike (my first love).
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