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John Franklin Kratz


John Franklin Kratz, age 65, passed from this life on April 10th, 2022.


John was born on November 18th, 1956 in Lake City, Iowa to LeRoy Kratz and Opal Phipps. He grew up in Ames, Iowa and enjoyed working on a family friend’s farm in Winterset, Iowa. John loved the outdoors, horseback riding, fishing, hunting and his dogs. He loved working with wood and spent most of his life as a carpenter.


John leaves behind 2 sisters, 2 children, 5 grandchildren, Nieces & Nephews, Great Nieces &

Nephews and many extended family and friends.


He was preceded in death by both his parents and step-parents.


Eternal rest grant unto him. O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

May he rest in peace. Amen


A private Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.