Carlene Kratz married her best friend Mark Crager on July 1, 2011 at St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre. Monsignor Joseph Rauscher served as officiate.
Mrs. Crager is the daughter of Carl and Arlene Kratz, of Exeter. She is the granddaughter of the late Mercur and Helen Drew, of Pittston and the late Carl and Marie Kratz, of Wilkes-Barre.
She is a 1997 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Lock Haven University and a Master of Science degree from Florida State University. She is currently employed by Enterprise in Hattisburg, MS as a Branch Manager.
Mr. Crager is the son of Gary and Sherry Crager, of Stateline, MS. He is the grandson of Ethel and the late Clifford Dees and the late Elmer and Elizabeth Crager.
He is a 1994 graduate of Fruitdale High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Science degree from Mississippi University. He is currently employed at Southern Mississippi University as Associate Director of Recreational Sports.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose her friend, Katie P. Desiderio, as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Ashley Andrews, Kerry Smiley, Rachel Hannock, Cenecia Leflore all friends of the bride; and Kayla Crager, niece of the groom. Isabella Desiderio served as flower girl. Tara Desiderio served as greeter.
The groom chose his friend, Grady Sheffield, as his best man. Groomsmen were Drew Kratz, brother of the bride; Adam Germek, Ryan Green, Darrel Hargraves and Matt Sebring, all friends of the groom. Chase Crager, nephew of the groom, served as ring bearer.
Scriptural readings were given by Greg Crager, brother of the groom; Drew Kratz, brother of the bride; and Joseph and Frances Lisewski, godparents of the bride.
A cocktail hour and reception were held at Oyster's at Genetti's following the ceremony.
The couple honeymooned in Jamaica. The bride was honored at a bridal shower given by her mother at her home. A couple's shower was given by the mother of the groom in Stateline, MS. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom's parents are Rondono's.
The couple currently resides in Hattisburg, MS with their two dogs, Duce and Hercules.