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James “Jim” Kratz (June 11, 2024)

Kratz, Jim

77 years, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2024. Beloved husband of Patti (Trautman) for 43 years. Loving father of Shae, Rae (Kim) and Krista. Son of the late Russell Woodbridge Kratz and Blanche Kratz.

Jim was a well known barber in Kingsville for many years.  He served on the Kingsville Fire Department for 28 years, retiring as Captain. Jim loved the outdoors especially hunting and fishing.

As per Jim’s wishes, a private family celebration of his life will take place. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Windsor/Essex in honour of his hunting dogs and his beloved cat Diablo, by contacting the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631).

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One Comment

  1. Bill Riddiford

    To Jim’s family. Have been a friend of Jim forever. I will certainly miss him. A great smile and laugh just a really good guy. He’ll be up there now with Funky Fred and Bill Beacom. We all went to school together. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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