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He enjoyed floating, working the farm and time with friends William F. Kratky Jr., the son of William Kratky Sr. and Florence (Stille) Kratky, was born on July 3, 1959, in Hinsdale, Ill., and passed away suddenly at his home on March 1, 2008, at the age of 48 years, 7 months and 28 days.
Bill lived in Ava, for 18 years after moving from Illinois.
He was a boiler installer and a master of anything mechanical. Bill enjoyed going floating at Vera Cruz, working on the farm, animals and spending time with friends.
He was a son, father, brother and an uncle. But, most of all a friend and a helping hand to all he met. Bill had nothing to give, but would give the shirt off his back if you needed it.
He is survived by his parents; two daughters, Ashley and Nicole, of Ava; a son, Scott Kamysz and wife, Sabrina, of Springfield; three sisters, Kathy Tomlinson, of Illinois, Karen Jaffke and husband, Kim, of Rogersville, and Krista Huth and husband, Chip, of Kansas City; two brothers, Keith Kratky and wife, Diane, of Illinois, and Kirk Kratky and wife, Noelle, of Santa Fe, N.M.; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services were held Wednesday, March 5, at 10 a.m., in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home Chapel, Ava, with the Rev. Oren Alcorn officiating. Visitation was from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Love offerings can be made to the Kratky family at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneralhome. com.