Bennard Kratzke

Bennard Kratzke

Kratzke, Bennard Ben J. age 78 of Elk River, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2013.
Preceded in death by his parents Art and Clara; brother, Kenneth and brother-in-law Cecil Tollison.
Survived by his loving wife of 55 years Dolores Dee; children, Barbara Kreager (John Johnson), Cheryl (Mike) Martineau, Cynthia (Larry) Lynch, Lynn (Chad) Tempesta; grandchildren, Kristine (Josh) Svedin, Daniel Martineau (Kaylee Baune), Ashley Lynch, Dalton and Amber Tempesta; great-grandchildren, Kaden, Bentley and Abram Martineau and Avrie Svedin. Also survived by his sister, Darlene Tollison, brother, Merle (Marilyn) Kratzke and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Ben was a master carpenter for 35+ years with the Local Union 851. He served in the US Army and was a member of American Legion Post #112.
Funeral service 11 a.m. Sat. October 26, 2013, at Lord of Glory Lutheran Church, 15550 190th Ave NW at Hwy 10 and Cty Rd 15, Elk River. Visitation 2 hours prior to service at church. Interment private at Ft Ripley, Little Falls, MN. Memorials preferred. Arr. Dares Funeral Home 763-441-1212.

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