Susan Kratzke

Vice President/Administrator, St. Benedict’s Community

Susan KratzkeKratzke has an extensive work history in the healthcare industry with a focus specific to senior services.
She started her career with Lutheran Health Systems in Fargo, ND, which at the end of her 18-year career with them was known as Banner Health System. For 13 years, Kratzke was the Vice President of Operations for The Thro Company, a for-profit health care organization located in Mankato, Minnesota. Kratzke joined Centracare in May 2017. She served on the Minnesota Governors Board on Aging as well as other state and local boards.

Kratzke received her Bachelor of Social Work from Minnesota State University Moorhead and has held her Nursing Home Administrator license since 1987.

When not at work, Kratzke enjoys spending time with her husband Kurt and their 3 adult sons, Karl, Paul and Adam. Summertime at the lake is always the time most enjoyed while on the boat or pontoon, around the campfire or in the kitchen cooking and entertaining.