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KRATZ, David
KRATZ, David David joined his Heavenly Father on January 19, 2015. He made his home in Lancaster, Calif., when he married his wife of 52 years, Mary Alice Kratz. David was born in Hinsdale, Ill. and graduated from Lebanon High School. He went on to attend Wheaton College and received his Masters in Education from Northridge College in Calif. David taught U.S. History at Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, Calif., for 32 years. He taught from 1960 to 1992. Many trips were taken across the United States in their motorhome to visit a variety of historical sites to aid in his teaching curriculum. David was highly involved in the Teacher's Union. He was president for one year. When he retired, he was offered a trip to Hawaii, but turned it down because many teachers were being laid off that year and he felt he could not accept it. David was highly respected in his profession. David was a devoted member of Grace Chapel in Lancaster, Calif., for over 50 years. He was an usher for the church and served in other support roles. He was instrumental in putting together their Church Constitution. He loved his church family. He also loved, history, reading and cheering on the Lakers and Dodgers. His parents and two sisters preceded David in death. He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice; his daughters, Lori Woten (Kevin), Sheri Gaskill (Pat), and also two beloved granddaughters, Ally and Megan. Donations in honor of David Kratz can be made to Grace Resource Center in his name. Grace Resource Center 45134 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster, CA 93534 or A memorial service will be held on January 31, 2015 at 2:00pm., Grace Chapel, 44648 15th St West, Lancaster, CA 93534

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