Martha Krotz


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Posted Online: Nov. 20, 2012, 5:27 pm
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Martha A. Krotz, 77, of Coal Valley, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Aspen Rehab & Health Care, Silvis.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline, with visitation one hour prior to service. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials can be made to Quad City Honor Flight.
Martha was born on July 16, 1935, in Torch, Mo., the daughter of Dewey and Gertrude Colburn Kick. She married Daniel Krotz on Feb. 22, 1958, in Rock Island.
Martha worked for the former Service Rubber, Rock Island, Jumer's Gift Shop, Bettendorf, and Special Touch Jewelry, Moline. Martha was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Coal Valley, and a charter member of the Coal Valley Lioness Club. She enjoyed camping, boating, fishing and motorcycle riding.
Survivors include, her husband, Dan; sons; Rick (Terrie) Edwards, Alexis, Tiffin (Joni) Krotz, Coal Valley; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Ruby Miller, Betty Sanderson; brothers, Kenneth, Leo and Fred.
Condolences may be left at www.RaffertyFunerals.com.












 



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