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Karl Wayne Ratzlaff

July 12, 1933 — September 9, 2010

Karl Wayne Ratzlaff left this earth on September 9, 2010 to be with his heavenly parent after a fierce battle with cancer.
Karl was born on July 12, 1933 in Goessel, Kansas to parents, Dr. Abraham K. and Anna Ratzlaff. After graduating from the University of Colorado, he began his career as a geologist for the federal government. Karl married Dorothy Mae Dutton on June 9th, 1957 in Denver, Colorado. Upon retirement Karl & Dorothy made their home in San Antonio until the time of Dorothy's death. Karl married Lavada Feldman on September 2"d, 2001 moving to the Zion Hill Community.
Dedicated to serving God, Karl was an active member of Community of Christ in Mineral Wells. He served in many different capacities in his local congregation, but also in the Mission Center. He was currently a member of the Sionito Camping Board. Karl was also a volunteer for Manna Storehouse serving on their board until ill health prevented him from doing so. Karl's other love besides God and family was fishing and found much enjoyment in casting and reeling in a good catch, especially on his annual trips to Florida with his sons.
Karl was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dorothy, sister Pat Goering, and sister Betty Unruh.
Karl is survived by his wife: Lavada; step-brothers: David Sebring of Goessel, KS and Robert Ratzlaff of Wichita, KS; sons: Mark Ratzlaff & wife Susan of Woodstock, MD, Steve Ratzlaff & wife Yvette of Roswell, GA; daughters: Cathy De Armond & husband Dennis of La Porte, TX, Joy Ellis & husband John of Weatherford, Cindy Greene & husband Jerry of Greenville, SC.; Grandchildren: Lauren & Caitlin Ratzlaff, Derek & Andrew Ratzlaff, Ben De Armond, Karla Janssen & husband Brian, Westan Harden, Bryan & Bethany Greene; Great grandson: Liam Janssen; Brothers-in-law: Mario Goering of Wichita, KS, Bob Wolfenberger of Weatherford, TX; Sister-in-law: Margaret Dutton of Galveston, TX; Mother-in-law: Alta Wolfenberger of Weatherford, TX.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 12th, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at Central Christian Church, 1602 S. Main St., Weatherford. A time of visitation will follow service at the Zion Hill Community Center.

Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Camp Sionito, or Manna Storehouse.

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