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Dean G. Kratz - Obituary

 

October 2, 2019

Dean G. Kratz, age 95, died at Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha, NE, on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.

Born June 26, 1924, in Sidney, NE, to parents, Golden and Clara Kratz, Dean excelled in school and athletics at Sidney High, lettering in track, football, basketball, and wrestling, and graduating with honors.

Dean's athletic and scholastic excellence continued at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where he became the first athlete in conference history to win the Big 6 Championship in three middle distance events (the 440, 880, and Mile). He was a Track & Field All-American and finished...



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