Marlin Bobby R. Kratzer

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Marlin "Bobby" R. Kratzer

Marlin Bobby R. Kratzer Marlin R. "Bobby" Kratzer, 82, of Kratzer Road, Middleburg, passed away early Monday morning, Dec. 3, 2018, at the Manor at Penn Village, Selinsgrove, where he had been a guest for two days.

He was born Jan. 13, 1936, in Penn Township, Snyder County, a son of the late J. Miles and Anna (Seebold) Kratzer. On Nov. 11, 1961, he married the former Mary E. Nace who preceded him in death on July 17, 1995.

Bobby was a 1955 graduate of Selinsgrove High School.

Bobby farmed most of his life and also held jobs with Rea & Derrick, as a rural mail carrier, and the Stauffer Cider press.

He was a member of Zion Church of Kratzerville.

He enjoyed antiquing, collecting postcards, and country and bluegrass music. The greatest joy of his life were his grand and great-grandchildren.
Marlin will be remembered by everyone for his smile.

He is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Karen L. and Jeffrey Hollabaugh of Middleburg, and Linda M. Kratzer and her companion, Herman Wentzel of Mount Pleasant Mills; one granddaughter, Sharon Ruhl; three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Andrew Hollabaugh; two brothers, Miles S. and Ray C. Kratzer; and a brother and sister in infancy.

The family would like to give a special thank you to his caregiver, Lisa Parkes.

Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Zion Church of Kratzerville, with the Rev. Kevin Rathmell officiating.
Burial will be in Zion Reformed Cemetery, Kratzerville.

Contributions to honor Marlin's memory may be made to the SPCA.
Published on December 3, 2018
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