Updated January 21, 2020, 2:42 p.m.
Ex-ice hockey player Sophie Kratzer died at the age of only 30. The athlete died last week of severe cancer.
The disease was diagnosed in 2017, as the “Munich Mercury” reports. “I’m in treatment, the doctors call it life-extending measures. But I see it a little differently. I take it athletically,” said Sophie Kratzer to her volunteer colleagues at the time. Parents, partner, three siblings and their nieces accompanied scratches last, it is said. Sophie finally lost her fight against cancer last week.
Sophie Kratzer was “such a fine person”
A funeral notice of the family of the deceased has appeared in the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”. The relatives mourn with the words: “You were such a fine person. We are infinitely sad to have to say goodbye to you and thank you for the wonderful time with you.”
DEB President Franz Reindl condolences on the website of the German Ice Hockey Federation (DEB). The former international writes: “We are deeply touched and shocked by the loss of our former, extremely well-deserved international and friendly employee Sophie, who cannot be put into words.”
Sophie Kratzer always gave everything, the 65-year-old continued: “She was enthusiastic with her great commitment and friendly manner on and next to the ice.” Now the sad realization remains above all: “It leaves an incredible gap.”
Sad and thankful
Kratzer’s ex-club, the ESC Dorfen, also mourns the ex-international, who was also on the ice for the men’s team of the club: “Our heartfelt condolences and deep sympathy go to their relatives and friends.”
The entire club is very sad, “but also very grateful for the many sporting and personal moments that we were able to experience with her, and will not forget them and carry them in our hearts”.
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