Katherine Kratz Newman, age 64, formerly of Tuscaloosa and Northport, died in Michigan, Saturday, September 27, 2014, following a brief illness.
Kathy was preceded in death by her mother, Dr. Dorothy Fleetwood Davis of McLean, Virginia, and her father, Gerd Erich Kratz of Grafenwoehr, Germany.
She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Newman-Erickson (Elizabeth) of Allen Park, Michigan; grandson, Andrew Chase Newman of Allen Park; sister, Jenna Kratz Shepherd (Donald) of Conyers, Georgia; niece, Traci Ann Ralston (Phillip) of Conyers; sister, Daniela Kratz Witzl (Markus) of Grafenwoehr; nieces, Anika and Selena Witzl; and stepmother, Marlies Kratz of Grafenwoehr.
Kathy attended the University of Alabama following her graduation from Tuscaloosa High School. She also attended Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery, and Fairbanks High School in Fairbanks, Alaska. Kathy retired from the United States government, where she cherished the opportunity to help others.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 4th, at #2 Sahama Village, Tuscaloosa from 12 to 8 pm.
Published in Tuscaloosa News on Oct. 3, 2014.