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Marvin Kratky

July 1, 1948 — March 29, 2017

Marvin Joseph Kratky, 68, of Hesston, died Wednesday (March 29, 29017) at the Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita from a long battle with Crohns Disease.

He was born on July 1, 1948 in Kansas City, Mo. His parents were Joseph and Sylvia Bartunek Kratky. They lived in Wilson, Kansas where he graduated from high school in 1968. Marvin attended North Central Kansas Technical College in Beloit, Ks., studying diesel mechanics and welding. From there he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he spent most of his military time in Germany.

Marvin married Carol Reinert on July 17, 1970 in Tipton, Ks.

He had worked as a beam welder at Agco for 38 years. After retiring Marvin worked part time at Kropf Lumber in Hesston.

The most of his life, Marvin was an avid wood worker. He made many beautiful pieces of furniture for his friends and family. A lot of his woodworking pieces can be seen throughout the community.

Marvin was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newton where he was very active and held many offices, one of them was that he was an Honorary Member of the Knights of Columbus. He served as the District Deputy for three years.

He was a member of the American Legion, through the years he was very active in the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts when his children were growing up. Marvin also was a volunteer for the blood mobile. He enjoyed dancing, VERY loud country music and spending time in his shop along with visits from his four grandchildren, loving all of their hugs and kisses.

Marvin is survived by his wife Carol of the home in Hesston; daughter Renee Dreisigaker and husband Kirk of Topeka, and Tracy Graber and husband Kendall of Hesston; his four grandchildren Tyler, Logan, Conner and Abby; brother Gary Kratky and wife Nancy of Wilson, Ks.; and sister Rose Hansen of Concordia; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and two sons Nathan and Peter.

The Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be said at 7:00 P.M., Sunday (April 2, 2017) with the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M., Monday (April 3, 2017) both at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newton.

The casket will be open at the church after 5:00 P.M. on Sunday.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 3:00 P.M., Monday at the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church Cemetery in Wilson, Ks.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial gifts be given to the Kratky Grandchildren Educational Fund or the St. Mary’s Renovation Project. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.
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