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Ernest L Kratina, Sr.

Male 1922 - 2009  (87 years)


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  • Name Ernest L Kratina 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 23 Jan 1922  Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Apr 2009  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 18 Apr 2009  Prairie Home Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4508  Rossville
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2017 

    Father Frank Edward Kratina,   b. 3 Sep 1892, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1980, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Bernice Uhl Kratina Pritchett Ping,   b. 3 Jan 1901, Millersburg, Holmes County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1985, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Family ID F2775  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Wilma June Hotzel Kratina 
    Married 3 May 1944  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Bradley Gene Kratina,   b. 24 Jan 1964, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1993, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    +2. Ernest L Kratina, Jr.
     3. Sharon E Kratina Overbey Brehm
     4. Carol A Kratina Harris
     5. Linda K Kratina Ross
     6. Cynthia S Kratina Schreiner
    Documents
    Marriage- Hotzel, Wilma-Kratina, Ernest
    Marriage- Hotzel, Wilma-Kratina, Ernest
    Hotzel-Kratina
    The marriage of Miss Wilma June Hotzel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Hotzel, Topeka, to Mr. Ernest L. Kratina, took place May 3, in the Assumption Church at Topeka with Msgr. Eugene Vallely officiating. A breakfast in the Green Room at the Hotel Jayhawk followed. Private Kratina is the son of Frank Kratina, of Chicago, formerly of the Rossville community. He was with the Boeing Aircraft Corporation in Wichita for three years. Mrs. Kratina is a graduate of the Capitol Catholic High School. She plans to join her husband later.
    Anniversary- Kratina, Ernest and Wilma
    Anniversary- Kratina, Ernest and Wilma
    Ernest and Wilma Kratina
    Ernest and Wilma Kratina celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise reception and dance on May 1 at the Arab Shrine Temple in Topeka.

    The event was hosted by their children and their spouses, Ernest and Sheila Kratina, Rossville; Larry and Carol Harris, Topeka; Gary and Linda Ross, St. Louis; Douglas and Sharon Brehm, Topeka; and Cynthia Kratina, Topeka. The Kratinas also were parents of another son, the late Bradley Kratina.

    Ernest Kratina and Wilma Hotzel were married May 3, 1944, in Topeka.
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2017 12:59:00 
    Family ID F3003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Apr 2009 - Prairie Home Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Obituary- Kratina, Sr., Ernest
    Obituary- Kratina, Sr., Ernest
    ERNEST L. KRATINA SR.
    Ernest L. Kratina Sr., 87, Topeka, died Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at Colmery-OíNeil VAMC.

    He was born Jan. 23, 1922, at Delia, the son of Frank E. Kratina and Bernice (Uhl). He graduated from Meriden High School and machinistís technical school at Chicago, Ill.

    Ernest served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He retired from Goodyear after 30 years of service. Mr. and Mrs. Kratina owned and operated three Hamburger Haven Cafes in Topeka. He also farmed and dealt in real estate. He was a 65-year member of the Masonic Lodge and a current member of Golden Rule Lodge No. 90, AF & AM; Topeka Scottish Rite Bodies; Arab Shrine Temple; Topeka North Post No. 400 of the American Legion; DAV; and ZCBJ Moravian Lodge No. 128.

    Ernest was married to Wilma J. Hotzel on May 3, 1944, in Topeka. She survives. He was preceded in death by a son, Bradley G. Kratina, on Dec. 1, 1993.

    Surviving in addition to his wife are a son: Dr. Ernest L. Kratina Jr. of Delia; four daughters: Carol A. Harris of Topeka, Linda K. Ross of St. Louis, Mo., Sharon E. Brehm of Topeka, and Cynthia S. Schreiner of Topeka; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

    Graveside services were held Saturday, April 18, at Prairie Home Cemetery, NW 35th & Menoken Road. Masonic services will be conducted by Golden Rule Lodge No. 90, AF&AM.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Golden Rule Lodge No. 90, AF & AM, 909 NW Lyman, Topeka, KS 66608 or TARC, 1800 SW 42nd, Topeka, KS 66609.

    Services were conducted by Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, Topeka.