Kratzel, Loren F.

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Loren Francis Kratzel was born November 26, 1947 in Newark, NJ. She lived primarily in Newark, Orange & Budd Lake NJ until marrying her high school sweetheart, Joseph J Kratzel, Sr. in 1967 and residing in Lake Hopatcong, NJ for the duration of her adult life.

A 1965 graduate of Roxbury High School, she was then employed as a secretary at Picatinny Arsenal in Rockaway, NJ until 1970. Deciding to start a family, she became a homemaker raising her two sons, Joseph Jr and Michael.

In 1983 until 1992, she was employed as an Office Manager for Lakeland Building Maintenance and from 1998-2010 she was employed at Headquarters Plaza in Morristown, NJ, in the Engineering Department.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph J. Kratzel, Sr., sons Joseph Kratzel, Jr. and Michael Kratzel, daughter-in-laws Carene and Christine. Loren’s world revolved around her family, children and 4 grandchildren; Nicolas, Matalina, Michael and Brandon.

Known by her grandchildren as Mima and Nana, she spent much of her time spoiling them, attending their school functions & sports events,
birthday celebrations, and vacations. She loved her family and was constantly surrounded by them.

Loren was a very special lady. Always putting her needs behind the needs of others. She was adored by everyone and will be missed terribly by her family. Her wishes were to not have services. Her family will take her to Martha’s Vineyard, her favorite sanctuary, fond memories and her final resting place.

You are forever in our hearts.

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