BOWLING GREEN — Virginia Kratzer, a long-time resident of Bowling Green, will celebrate her 90th birthday Aug. 16, 2014. This is also the 68th wedding anniversary with her husband Herbert. The family will be having a private celebration. Cards can be sent to 103 Stonegate Circle, Bowling Green, OH 43402-9227.
She was born near Deshler to Dewey and Nora (Casteel) Jacobs. She married Herbert Kratzer on Aug. 16, 1946.
Kratzer has four children: Dennis Kratzer, of Lima; Douglas (Sheila) Kratzer, Dana Kratzer and Darla (Dave) Schulte, all of Bowling Green. She has four grandchildren, Christol (A.J.) Smith, Bradley (Jaimie) Kratzer, Sara Schulte and Seth Schulte. She has three great-grandchildren.