Lawrence "Larry" Kratzer

October 21, 1942 ~ March 17, 2019


Lawrence (Larry) Olin Kratzer, 76, died Sunday, March 17, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born on October 21, 1942, to Lawrence Kratzer Sr. and Peggy (McMillian) Kratzer.

Larry was raised in the Roanoke Louisiana area and was an avid basketball player. While he did not follow the farming tradition of his family, he was passionate about animal husbandry, which was one thing he regretted not pursuing. Larry’s career path took him into banking and accounting, a career with which he was well suited. He knew what a calculator was, but he never had use for one as he could do it all in his head.

Larry was well liked and active in social circles throughout his life. This carried into his final time that he spent at Golden Age of Welsh. It was evident that he was very much loved there and will be missed by many. Specifically, Larry was active in the Knights of Columbus and Lions Club through the years.

Larry is preceded in death by Father (Lawrence Kratzer), Mother (Peggy Kratzer), Brother (Jerry Kratzer). Survivors include his sons and their families; Robert and Melanie Kratzer – Grand Children Laesha and Tanner – Great Grandchildren – Ostin Duncan, Ayden Duncan, Miles Watson, Rowyn Duncan and Sylor Duncan; Roland and Shannon Kratzer – Grand Child Caleb – Great Grand Children – Cailen and Cortlin; Richard Kratzer – Grand Children Dannielle, Michael and Amanda. Also, his Sisters Cindy Breaux and Phayla Kratzer and Brother Craig Kratzer.

A gathering of Larry’s family and friends will be Saturday March 23, 2019 at Miguez Funeral Home in Jennings from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM immediately followed by a short service. From the funeral home everyone will proceed to the Lakeview Cemetery in Lake Arthur for graveside services.


Burial: Saturday, March 23, 2019
12:15 pm - 12:00 am

Lake View Cemetery

Funeral Service: Saturday, March 23, 2019
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

Visitation: Saturday, March 23, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

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  1. I can remember as a young kid going to "Uncle Lawrence’s" for a visit at night with mom and dad and going up the stairs to Larry & Jerry’s room and admiring their room! They were teenage boys and I was so impressed by their room and all the "cool" stuff they had in it. Rest in peace Larry, Paul Kratzer

  2. You were such a good friend and I will Miss you dearly. Please look down on Anthony as he is taking this very hard. Love you dearly and God Bless!!

  3. Cousins Cindy, Phayla, and Craig, so sorry to learn of Larry’s passing. I didn’t know him very well, but coming from such a fun family (with the coolest house of all the Kratzer relatives!), he must have been a fun guy. Hope everyone is doing well. Cousin Doug

  4. My deepest condolences. Death is perhaps the saddest thing we face in this world, the only comfort we have is the hope the Bible gives us for the future, where God promises that soon “All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out,” (John 5:28) and we will be reunited with our loved ones that have fallen asleep in death. Soon we can be certain that “The last enemy, death, will be brought to nothing,” (1 Corinthians 15:26).

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