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Dorothy M. Krackenfels

February 2, 2021


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Dorothy M. Krackenfels

February 2, 2021


Dorothy M. Krackenfels, 85, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at Cambridge Riverview Senior Living, Larksville.


Dorothy was born in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Harold J. and Dorothy M. Ell Miller. She was a 1953 graduate of St. Nicholas High School and a 1957 graduate of College Misericordia with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Dorothy was employed as a teacher in Round Meadow School, Willow Grove; the Wilkes-Barre Area School District; and for 32 years at St. Boniface Parochial School in Wilkes-Barre. She was a member of St. Nicholas Church, S. Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Leonard J. Krackenfels on January 1, 1993; and an infant brother in 1941.


Surviving are her daughter, Doreen Jones and her husband, Robert, Akron, OH; brother, Harold J. Miller, Plains; sister, Marcia Antonik, Wilkes-Barre Township; niece, Lauren Miller Moore; nephew, Jeff Antonik; great nephews, Timothy and Abel Moore; Mason and Benjamin Antonik.


A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Nicholas Church. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.


Condolences may be sent by visiting Dorothy’s obituary at


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.