ORANGE GROVE - Henry R. Kraatz, 85, passed away February 2, 2007 in a Corpus Christi hospital. Kraatz was born November 10, 1921 in Orange Grove to Rudolph and Emiley Kraatz. He retired from the construction business and was a member of Faith Church UCC of Orange Grove. Kraatz was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Adolph Kraatz; and a sister, Edna Brand.

Visitation was Sunday, February 4, 2007, from 1 to 9 p.m. at Holmgreen Mortuary in Alice.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, February 5, 2007 at the Faith Church UCC in Orange Grove. Burial followed in Orange Grove Cemetery.

Holmgreen Mortuary in charge of arrangements.