Norma Kraatz

August 8, 1935 - December 28, 2021

Norma Jane (Burgess) Kraatz, Irving, Texas

Norma Jane (Burgess) Kraatz died peacefully at home on December 28, 2021.  Norma was born August 8, 1935 in Milam County, Texas to William E. and Willie Lee Burgess.  She married the love of her life, Charles in 1954 and became a resident of Irving, TX for 67 years.


Once her children were out of Elementary school, Norma entered the workforce.  She became a Cashier for Kroger where she was loved by her Customers.  Many would wait in line just so she could check them out with their groceries.  She retired after 21 years and became known as the Sweet Lady from Kroger.


She loved her grandchildren to whom she was affectionately known as Granny or “Granny Love” and will be missed by all.


She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers William K Burgess, Lenon Burgess, sister Billie Ruth Burgess and daughter Kimberly Renee Rodgers.


Survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Charles Kraatz, sons Mike and wife Laura Kraatz, Gary and wife Vivian Kraatz, daughter Sherry and husband Tom Toups, eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, three great- great grandchildren and sister Glenda Crumply.


Funeral Services will be held at John P. Brooks and Family ARIA

1820 N. Beltline Rd Irving, TX 75061

Visitation hours are on Monday January 10, 2022 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Funeral Service will be Tuesday January 11, 2022 at 10:30am.

Burial Service will be held at DFW National Cemetery, located at 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway Dallas, TX, at 1:00pm.

27 replies on “Norma Kraatz”

Debbie Woodley McQuaid says:

Aunt Norma was by far the sweetest person I have ever known.
I am praying for your comfort and peace in knowing that she is in Heaven spreading love and light.

Sherry says:

Thank you for your kind words Debbie.

Troy Woodley says:

I am so grateful to have had this wonderful lady as my aunt. She was always a breath of fresh air. My father loved her like a mother and even though my parents divorced many years ago, she was still loving to my mother. I know Heaven is a better place with her in it and there was a lot of rejoicing when she arrived. I look forward to seeing her again there some day. Peace for her and her family she left behind. I love you so much.
Troy Woodley
Albuquerque NM

Sherry says:

Thank you for your kind words Troy, she loved all of you.

Beverly Baker says:

To Kratz Family:
So very sad for your loss . Your family will be in my prayers. May she Rest In Peace.
Beverly Baker

Sherry says:

Thank you Mrs. Baker.

Paul Preston says:

She was a loving aunt, and spoiled our children better than we could. Always a kind word to say, and a wonderful mother. She will always hold a place in my heart.
Fred Preston

Sherry says:

Thank you Freddy, you had a place in her heart as well.

Bo Benoit says:

Sweet Aunt Norma! What a wonderful lady. She was always a pleasure to get to visit during summer vacations. I will always love you Aunt Norma.

Sherry says:

Thank you Bo, I know both of my parents thought a lot of you.

Debra vega says:


Sherry says:

Thank you Debbie, you had a place in her heart too.

Harry Thompson says:

My condolences. I didn’t know Norma but I have known her daughter, Sherry, for over 30 years. I know Norma was a great parent because Sherry is one of the nicest people I know.

Sherry says:

Thank you Harry.

Rik Hall says:

We are so sorry for the loss of this sweet Lady. Our prayers for comfort for her wonderful Family during their time of sadness and grief. She blessed my Family with her friendship, God Bless The Kraatz Family!

Sherry says:

Thank you for your kind words Rick.

Mike says:

Thank you Rik

Stacy Phillips says:

I have not seen my great aunt in awhile. Her and “boots” were always my favorite great aunt and uncle. She will be missed greatly. Prayers 🙏🙏🙏😢😢😢 and condolences my great uncle and cousins. ❤️❤️❤️

Mike says:

Thanks Stacy, she thought a lot of you as well.

Sherry says:

Thank you Stacy.

Debbie Miller says:

So very sorry to hear of Norma’s passing.
She was always one of our great neighbor “Mom” who always watched over all us kids in the neighborhood along with the Waldrums. Such great memories living on Dennis Street.
Our thoughts and prayers to you all and your families.
Debbie Albee Miller
Betty Albee-Gribble
Jerry Albee

Mike says:

Thank you Debbie.

Sherry says:

Many memories! My Mom never wanted to be anywhere but in her home on Dennis St.

Thank you Albee family ❤️

Rita Thornton says:

My prayers are with you & your family.


Mike says:

Thank you Rita.

Sherry says:

Thank you dear friend ❤️

Jennifer Mueller says:

Sending prayers and condolences to family. So sorry to hear Norma passed away. May she Rest In Peace in our God’s arm. Norma & Charles lived accross the street from I and my husband Harvey. I’ve known Norma ever since we moved here in 1989. Norma was the sweetest, kindness lady I’ve ever met. When she was able and if I was outside she would walk over to how I was doing. Norma will be greatly missed, she was truly an angel. Many blessings to Charles and family. ❤🙏❤

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