Ilma M. Kraatz, 93

Ilma M. Kraatz (Nee Kaul) of Luther Manor at River Oaks in Mequon went home to her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at the age of 93.

Ilma was born in Grafton on May 25, 1919, the daughter of Arnold and Gertrude (nee Wulff) Kaul. Ilma was united in marriage on May 8, 1948, to Fred Kraatz. Together they lived in Grafton all of their lives and were lifetime members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton.

Ilma is survived by her children, Stephen Kraatz and Yvonne (Bob) Bruel; grandchildren, Christopher (Lynn) Breul and Jennifer (the late Shannon) Decker; great-grandchildren, Zachary and Matthew Decker; sisters, Eleanor Maul and Marlene Kraemer; and brother, Arnold (Darlene) Kaul. Funeral services will be held today, May 23, 2013, at 3 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Grafton. Interment will follow immediately after the service. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Memorials to Luther Manor at River Oaks or St. Paul Lutheran Church are appreciated. Online condolences may be sent by visiting

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.