Obituary of Adolph William Kraatz
- Obituary of Adolph William Kraatz
Victoria Advocate Online
2 Dec 2002
Adolph William Kraatz
December 2, 2002
Adolph William Kraatz, 94, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2002,
in Victoria. He was born August 10, 1908 in Dime Box, Texas, to the
late Wilhelm D. Kraatz and Augusta Stork Kraatz. He married the late
Nora Elizabeth Kraatz August 31, 1941. Mr. Kraatz was retired from
Barq's Nesbitt Bottling Company after 26 years as production manager.
He was a World War II veteran and a member of Our Lady of Victory
Mr. Kraatz is survived by a daughter Shirley Kraatz of Victoria,
Texas; two sons William Adolph Kraatz and his wife Carmen, Billy
Wayne Kraatz and his wife Denise all of Victoria, Texas, four
grandchildren, Trey Kraatz and his wife Jennifer of Hallettsville,
Texas, Brad Kraatz and his wife Kristin of Victoria, Texas, Stacey
Kraatz of Bloomington, Texas and Scott Kraatz of Victoria, Texas;
seven great grandchildren, Erika, Elissa, Jaylynn and Cameron Kraatz
of Victoria, Texas, Tyler, Austin and Trenton Kraatz of
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Nora
Elizabeth Kraatz, two sisters, Josephine Pattillo and Lydia Leonard,
one brother, Leonard Kraatz.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday December 3, 2002 at the
Rosewood Funeral Chapels. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m.
Wednesday December 4, 2002 at the Our Lady of Victory Cathedral with
the Monsignor Michael Harrold officiating. Burial will follow in
Resurrection Cemetery under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapels.
Pallbearers will be Mickey Maxey, Ken Schaefer, Colonel Schaefer,
Senator Ken Armbrister, Wayne Alexander and Billy Nava. Honorary
pallbearers will be Ralph Letsinger and Henry Rodriguez.
Memorial may be made to Our Lady of Victory Cathedral or Hospice of
South Texas. All arrangements by Rosewood Funeral Chapels 361-573-