Renate Kratz-Lynch (1938-2020)

Renate Kratz-Lynch born Sept. 4, 1938 and deceased Sept. 9, 2020.

Preceded in death by her parents Adolf and Elizabeth Kratz, her husband Calvin V. Lynch, her brother Rudy Kratz and her step-father Santos Garza.

Survived by her sons Calvin B. Lynch and John Frank Lynch, her daughter Yvonne Stratton, her sister Marie Mosley, 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and a niece.

Renate was born near the beginning of WW2 in Wiesbaden Germany. A little girl who grew up seeing the atrocities of war as her town was being bombed around her, but she was never bitter or judgemental and was proud to become a U.S. citizen. She loved to travel with friends and family and find good places to eat because she burned more biscuits than the entire U.S. Army. She lived life on her own terms and blazed a good path for the rest of us to follow. She treated everyone she met with great love, respect and compassion and that is why there are so many of us that will miss her.

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