Dorothy M Kratz

April 28th, 1925 to May 10th, 2021

Dorothy Marian Kratz, 96, of Royal Oak, formerly of Marysville, died Monday, May 10, 2021.

She was born April 28, 1925 in Wayne, Michigan to the late Winfield and Beatrice Webster. She married Melvin Kratz on June 25, 1947 in Grosse Pointe. He died in 1992.

Dorothy worked for the Detroit Free Press, Webster Secretarial Service and Sears in Shelby Township. She was an avid reader, knitter and loved to sew. She was an active volunteer with the Marysville United Methodist Church knitting sweaters for “Kids in Distress” and making stuffed animals for migrant children. Family was very important to her and she enjoyed camping with her husband all over Michigan.

She is survived by her four children, Alan Kratz, Constance (Stephen) Ewalt, Philip (Cathy) Kratz and Gerald (Sheryl) Kratz; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and several loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three siblings, Gerald Webster, Winifred Webster and Barbara Manther; and a grandson, Christopher Kratz.

A memorial service will be held at a later date this summer in Royal Oak.

Memorial contributions may be made to Marysville United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. To send condolences, visit

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