Dr. Kenneth E. Kratzer DO, 77
Dr. Kenneth E. Kratzer DO, 77, of Fennville passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. Born March 10, 1940, in McClure, Pa., he was the son of Millard and Mary (Lepley) Kratzer.
Ken married his wife of 59 years, Judy A. Anselmo, on April 26, 1958. After graduating from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he opened his family medicine practice in Fennville on July 5, 1972, and continued to practice medicine until February 2017. Ken considered practicing medicine in Fennville an honor and loved his patients like his family.
He was a fiercely devoted husband, father and friend. Ken was a member of the Fennville United Methodist Church and an active member of the Fennville community.
Surviving is his wife Judy; daughters, Annette and Jim Lacy of Fennville, Donna Kratzer of Fennville and Erica and Dr. Craig Boss of Charlevoix; grandchildren, Brendon, Adam, Sarah, Rachel, Nick, John, Caroline and Ben; and great-grandchildren, Macy, Zoe and Bennett.
Visitation will be Friday, March 24, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Chappell Funeral Home in Fennville. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 25, at 11 a.m. at Fennville United Methodist Church. Officiating will be Pastor Daniel Barkholz and burial will be in the Fennville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fennville United Methodist Church or the Fennville District Library.
An online registry book is available at www.chappellfuneralhome.com