Helen J. Kratzer, 70, of Lewisburg, passed away at 5:10 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2017, at RiverWoods, Lewisburg.
She was born Oct. 30, 1946, in Snyder County, a daughter of the late Clarence E. and Alice L. (Brouse) Bickel.
On April 22, 1978, she married Earl C. Kratzer who preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 2014. During their 36 years of marriage, Helen took great pleasure in tending to the yard and appearance of their Mifflinburg farm.
Helen was a 1963 graduate of Middleburg High School.
She had been employed at Hi Li, Penns Creek.
She is survived by one sister, Martha Woolridge, of Mifflinburg; and two brothers, Alvin Bickel, of Mifflinburg, and Melvin Bickel, of Millmont.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ammon, James and Dale Bickel; and four sisters, Faye Bickel, Mary Markel, Anna Reich, and Jennie Woolridge.
At Helen's request there will be no viewing. Friends and family are invited to attend graveside services at 4 p.m. Friday in the Dreisbach Church Cemetery, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Timothy Reich officiating.
Arrangements are by the Hummel Funeral Home, 601 N. Hill St., Selinsgrove.
Published on  May 1, 2017