Robert BratzSeptember 28, 1946 ~ April 19, 2017 (age 70)
Robert James Bratz, age 70 of Exline, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville.
Robert was born on September 28, 1946 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Hermon and Kathryn (Crist) Bratz. He graduated from Centerville High School with the class of 1964. He was united in marriage to Lona Corcoran on July 30, 1983 in Oelwein, Iowa.
Robert was employed at East Penn, Modern Muzzleloader, Rubbermaid, and Heatilator all for a number of years. In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. Gardening was a hobby he looked forward to in the spring and summer. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
Robert is survived by his wife, Lona Bratz of Exline; his son, Ronald (Candi) Bratz of Centerville; his daughter, Makayla (Damon) Gesualdo of Gilbert, Arizona; six grandchildren; one great grandson; two brothers, Richard (Lanna) Bratz of Centerville, and Tom (Marilee) Bratz of Centerville; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hermon and Kathryn Bratz; father-in-law, George Corcoran; brother-in-law, Duane Corcoran; and a sister-in-law, Sue Harder.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:00PM Monday, April 24, 2017 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Shurmaine McAlpine officiating. Inurnment will follow the service at Oakland Cemetery in Centerville. A visitation will take place from 1-3PM Monday, April 24, 2017 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville. Memorials have been established to the family of Robert Bratz and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.