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Leon R Kratzer

April 19, 1930 ~ February 15, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Leon Kratzer Obituary

Leon R. Kratzer

Northumberland, PA

Leon R. Kratzer, 92, of Northumberland and formerly of Richfield, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

Leon was born on April 19, 1930, at home in West Perry Township, Snyder County, a son of the late Harry Phillip and Mary Ellen (Graybill) Kratzer.  On April 21, 1950, he married his loving bride, Evelyn H. Kratzer, who preceded him on February 18, 2022.

He was a graduate of Freeburg High School.  Leon retired from Monroe Elementary School as a custodian.

Leon was a 40 year member and a past president of the Richfield Lions Club, a 12 year member of the Juniata County School Board serving as their president for 6 years, a member of the Richfield United Church of Christ, treasurer of the Richfield Cemetery Association, and he served on the election board and the United States Census Bureau.

Leon enjoyed doing carpentry, hunting and fishing, crossword puzzles, cooking, traveling and especially camping, and reading the newspaper.

He is survived by his three children, Gregory Kratzer and his wife Annette, Cathy Martin and her husband Dan, and Lori Flick and her husband Jeff; five grandchildren, Kelly Kuhns, Kimberly Allen, Gregory Kratzer, Jr., Kalie Martin, and Lindsey Sullivan; and six great-grandchildren, Tommy Kuhns, Zachary Kuhns, Andrew Allen, Jackson Allen, Finley Kratzer, and Sofia Cunderi.

Leon is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Evelyn H. Kratzer; grandson, Jared Flick; daughter-in-law, Dawn Kratzer; sisters, Marion Judd, Elizabeth Leitzel, Phyllis Ebright; and brothers, Lloyd, Russell, and John.

A viewing will be on Thursday, February 23, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at the Richfield United Church of Christ, 90 Church Street, Richfield, PA 17086, with Pastor Tammy Gessner officiating.

Interment will immediately follow in Richfield Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial contributions in loving memory of Leon be mailed to the Richfield United Church of Christ, 90 Church Street, Richfield, PA 17086 or the Richfield Union Cemetery, c/o Robert Shemory, 2184 Winey Road, Richfield, PA 17086.

The arrangements have been entrusted to the George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mt. Pleasant Mills, PA 17853. Visit


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February 23, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Richfield United Church of Christ Church

Funeral Service
February 23, 2023

11:00 AM
Richfield United Church of Christ Church

February 23, 2023

12:00 PM
Richfield Union Cemetery


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