Keith Kratzmann, centre, with his son Wayne, daughter Maree and granddaughter Lisa (at back) (Photo: supplied)

April 12, 204

Former South Burnett Times editor Keith Kratzmann celebrated his 90th birthday recently surrounded by family.

Keith, who lives in Tingoora with his wife Gayle, travelled to Mooloolaba to celebrate in style with more than 20 close family members.

His grandson Daniel organised a ride for everyone on the Mooloolaba Aqua Duck.

“Keith thoroughly enjoyed it, seeing the sights along the Maroochy River and surrounds,” his daughter Maree said.

“Keith loves to garden and also enjoys trips away to Caloundra and more recently a trip to visit me in Gladstone.”

Over the years, Keith – father of former South Burnett mayor Wayne Kratzmann – has kept his hand in with journalism.

He has been an occasional contributor of news stories – particularly those linked to local history – to

Maree said Keith’s writing days were now over, but his love for gardening continued as did his love for bowls.

“Keith is a regular indoor bowler at the Wooroolin Hall every Thursday,” she said.

Keith and Gayle are also regular visitors at the Wondai Regional Art Gallery’s opening nights.

Keith Kratzmann, centre, surrounded by family members at Mooloolaba Wharf (Photo: Supplied)

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One Response to "Former Editor Turns 90"

  1. Congratulations on your 90th birthday Keith. Thoroughly enjoyed working with you for the two years we wrote the Kingaroy Mail. Journalism runs in your veins. We unearthed some great stories, created some controversy and wrote the news the community wanted to read i.e. what was happening locally. If Council amalgamations hadn’t occurred I’m sure we would have carried on for a lot longer. Keep on keeping on!!

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