Erna (Markwort) Ratz

Published on Monday, 10 April 2017 22:27


Erna (Markwort) Ratz, 90, widow of Albert Ratz, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Jerome Home in New Britain. Born in Poland, Erna has been a New Britain resident since 1957. She was a member of the Church of God in New Britain and the YWCA.

Surviving are three sons, David Ratz and his wife, Kelly of Marlborough; Manfried Ratz of Pheonix, Ariz.; and Reinhard Ratz of Irving, Texas; a daughter, Trudy Ferguson and her husband, Ron, of Kensington; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a son-in-law, Chester Williams. Besides her husband Albert, she was predeceased by her daughter, Annilie Williams and a son, Arthur; and 14 brothers and sister in Germany.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 17, 2017, 11 a.m. at Carlson Funeral Home, 45 Franklin Square, New Britain. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, New Britain. Calling hours are Monday, April 17, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at Carlson Funeral Home. Donations may be made to Church of God, 1365 Stanley St., New Britain, CT 06053. Please share a memory or note of sympathy with Erna’s family at

Posted in New Britain Herald, on Monday, 10 April 2017 22:27. Updated: Monday, 10 April 2017 22:30.