James B. Kratovil Jr., 72, formerly of Brookfield, died on April 6, 2016 at his Orland Park home. 

Mr. Kratovil was a 1961 graduate of Riverside-Brookfield High School, a member of the Brookfield Moose Lodge, enjoyed wildlife and was fond of cats. He was a computer systems operator at Standard Heating & Cooling Co., retiring in 1999. 

He is survived by his children, James A. Kratovil, Deborah (Todd) Falstad, Kathie (Steve) Samson and Kim (Joseph) Saftig; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and by his brother, Robert (Judy) Kratovil. 

Services have been held. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park.

Johnson Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements. 

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