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Esther A. Krattiger
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Esther A. Krattiger, age 94 of Brodhead, died Monday, November 26, 2012 at Woods Crossing in Brodhead. She was born on January 26, 1918 in Shullsburg, WI; the daughter of Rhienhart and Minnie (Scheele) Yandry. Esther married Herman Krattiger on February 17, 1940 in Darlington, WI. Esther and her husband farmed in the area from 1940 to 1959, after moving to Brodhead they owned and operated a convalescent home in Brodhead for many years. She also did home health care after that. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Brodhead, she enjoyed antiques, collecting carnival glass and dolls. She was active for many years with 4-H.

She is survived by 3 children: Paul (Barb) Krattiger of Brodhead, Art (Maxine) Krattiger of Mass City, MI, and Carol Demrow of Brodhead. 6 grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister, Idele Zarling, brothers, Robert and Donald Yandry; son-in-law, Richard Demrow; and a step great grandson Ashtian Rufer.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the Brodhead United Methodist Church, with Reverend Hap Itson officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Everson Funeral Home, Brodhead.