Virginia C. Kratzer (nee Frank), 97, of Washington, passed away on August 6, 2019. Virginia, the daughter of the late William Frank and Anna (nee Petrzelka), was born on September 21, 1921, in St. Louis, Missouri. Ginny loved fishing her whole life. When she wasn’t fishing, she could be found deer hunting, sewing or making porcelain dolls. She was an excellent cook and collected numerous cookbooks & recipes. Ginny enjoyed traveling, either on a cruise ship or by car which included the US, Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii & Canada.
To her Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren, she is known as Grandma “Donuts”, as she always brought donuts or sweet rolls when visiting. And if you visited her, she had the coffee pot going and goodies to eat.
Virginia is survived by her children, Lynn Candrl and husband Joseph of Owensville, Charles J. Fronick of Washington, and Georgann Fronick McLaughlin of Washington; siblings-in-law, Leonard Kratzer and wife Catherine of St. Louis, and Virgie Kratzer of St. Louis; grandchildren, Chris and Missy Candrl, Matt and Karin Candrl, James and Julie Candrl, Ryan and Sarah Fronick, and Doug and Michelle Fronick; great grandchildren, Hannah, Lauren, Bryan, Katie, Adam, Josh, Austin, Nora, Ethan, Daniel, Gabriel, Andrew, Johanna, and Samantha; great great grandchild, Benjamin; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alvin Kratzer; former husband, Joseph Fronick; and sister, Violet Trejbal.
A visitation will be held on Monday, August 12, 2019, from 12:00 pm to the start of the service, at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will start at 1:30 pm at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home (1206 Jefferson St. Washington, MO 63090). Interment will follow at St. Paul Churchyard in Affton.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Wings of Hope.
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