John Kratovil, 86

John Jack Benedict Kratovil, 86, of Yucaipa, CA, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at his home, from complications of Parkinsons disease.

Jack's father, John, immigrated to Minnesota from Czechoslovakia with his parents when he was nine years old. He met Jack's mother, Mary, in New Prague. Jack was born in New Prague in 1922. As a child he worked in the family construction and lumber business. He graduated from New Prague High School in 1942 and went on to attend St. Thomas College in St. Paul.

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