ROGER KRATZ, 83, of Ridgeway, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at the Patty Elwood Center, Cresco. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Peace Lutheran Church, 745 County St., Ridgeway, with Rev. Jeff Hanson presiding. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the Schluter - Balik Funeral Home in Decorah and also after 10 a.m., at the church Tuesday morning. Roger is survived by his wife, Patricia "Patty" Kratz, Decorah; three children: Gary (Jodee) Kratz, Farmington, Minn.; Nancy (wife of Commander Michael) Reddix, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Timothy (Suzanne) Kratz, Spring Branch, Texas; eight grandchildren: Laura Kratz, Eric (Stephanie Mimikos) Kratz, Kevin Kratz, Kyle Kratz, Emily Reddix, Jonathan Reddix, Brian (Holly Hargrove) Kratz, Daniel Kratz; one great-grandchild: Jordana Mimikos-Kratz; brother: Alan (Robin) Kratz, Velier, Mont.; five brothers-in-law: Edward (Charilyn) Hover (Charilyn) Hover, Decorah; David (Joan) Hover, New Prague, Minn.; Dale (Mary) Hover, Cedar Falls; Randy (Lori) Hover, Dorchester; and Mark (Jean) Hover, Cresco; sisters-in-law: Vickie (Gary) Sovereign, Cresco; LaDean Breisler, St. Paul, Minn.; stepmother-in-law, Norma Hover, Decorah; one step-brother, Alan Greene, Decorah. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Gladys (Hovden) Kratz; brother, Duane Kratz; two brothers-in-law, Quintin Hover and Don Breisler.