Byron L. Kranz, age 74, of Gaylord, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018, at his home in rural Gaylord, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 26, 2018, 3:00 P.M. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord. Interment will be in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Mountville, Dryden Township, Sibley County.
Visitation will be held Monday, February 26, 2018, from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. all at the church.
Byron Luther Kranz was born on March 20, 1943, in Transit Township, Sibley County, Minnesota. He was the son of Roland and Emily (Trout) Kranz. Byron was baptized as an infant on April 18, 1943, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on March 20, 1958 both at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord. He received his education at Immanuel Lutheran Parochial School in Gaylord.
On January 18, 1964, Byron was united in marriage to Sharen La Ray Hasse at Fairview Lutheran Church in Hopkins, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with four children, Pauline, David, Miriam, and Chelsea. Byron and Sharen resided in Gaylord. They shared 54 years of marriage.
Byron was a poultry farmer on his farm in rural Gaylord. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mountville, Dryden Township, Sibley County.
Byron enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.
Byron passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at his home in rural Gaylord, at the age of 74 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Byron is survived by his:
Wife, Sharen La Ray Kranz of Gaylord, MN;
Children, Pauline RaVae Schmidt and her husband, Keith, of Glencoe, MN,
David Byron Kranz and his wife, Holly, of Gaylord, MN,
Miriam Ruth Schwenn and her husband, Richard, of Milbank, SD,
Chelsea Lorraine Parrott and her husband, Bryan, of Green Isle, MN;
Grandchildren, Derrek Schmidt, Amber Schmidt, Elisabeth Schwenn, Bennett Schwenn, Benton Kranz, Mariah Kranz, Wyatt Kranz, Audrey Parrott, Trevor Parrott, and Aleah Parrott;
Siblings, Arlene Jacobson and her husband, Gene, of Prior Lake, MN,
Virginia Briard and her husband, Robert, of Frazee, MN,
Hans Kranz and his wife, Shirley, of Gaylord, MN,
Luther Kranz and his wife, Laura, of Henderson, MN,
Cheyenne Bernstein and her husband, Jerry, of Arlington, MN;
Sisters-In-Law, Darlene Kranz of Gaylord, MN,
Michele Kranz of Hudson,WI,
Constance Kranz of Gaylord, MN;
Brother-In-Law, Larris Freyholtz of Bemidji, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Byron is preceded in death by his Parents, Roland and Emily Kranz; Sister, Lorraine Freyholtz; and Brothers, Ernest Kranz, Steven Kranz, and Roger Kranz.