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Sandra Kratzke

Aug. 15, 1945-May 2, 2008

Sandra L. Kratzke 62, of Vergas, died Friday, May 2, 2008 at her residence.

Sandra Lee Knutson was born to Bernard Sr. and Adeline (Wateland) Knutson on Aug. 15, 1945 in Fargo. She was educated in Humbolt, Minn., graduating from Humbolt High School in 1963. In 1964, she married Roger Munson in South Dakota. She worked for Northwestern Bell for four years. They relocated to Moorhead, where Sandra managed Dayton's Department Store and later Tropical Shores in Moorhead.

Roger and Sandra ran Roger's Marine from 1979-89. Roger died in 1989. In 1990, Sandra married Dave Kratzke in Detroit Lakes, and they made their home in Vergas. In her spare time Sandra enjoyed fishing, gardening, crocheting, canning and cooking. She loved spending time visiting with friends but most importantly her family. Everyone was welcomed at Sandra's home.

Sandra will be remembered and missed by her husband, Dave Kratzke of Vergas; four sons, Larry (Sandra) Munson of Wyndmere, N.D., Stephen (Leona) Munson of Spooner, Wis., David (Jennifer) of Lake Park and Trevor Kratzke of St. Cloud; 13 grandchildren; two sisters, Linda (Don) Wacker of Detroit Lakes and Marie (Steve) Rainey of Salem, Ala.; two brothers, Bernard (Cheri) Knutson of Osage and Larry (Shirley) Knutson of Frazee; father and mother-in-law, Clarence and Verna) Kratzke; brother-in-law Gerald (Nelly) Kratzke; as well as several nieces and nephews and the many others who called her "Mom."

Preceding her in death were her parents and first husband, Roger Munson.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, at Furey Funeral Home, Frazee, with the Rev. Robert Hinckley officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services on Tuesday at Furey Funeral Home, Frazee, which is providing arrangements.