Hans Kranz, age 71, of Gaylord passed away Monday, September 9, 2019, at his home in Gaylord.
Funeral Service will be Friday, September 13, 2019, 11:00 A.M. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 3:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Memorials preferred to Immanuel Lutheran Church and School.
Hans Roland Kranz was born on the family farm of rural Gaylord, Minnesota, on May 26, 1948, to Roland and Emily (Trout) Kranz. He was baptized into faith on June 17, 1948, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Gaylord and later confirmed in the one true faith at Faith Lutheran Church, Nicollet on May 5, 1963. Like his six children, he attended grade school at Immanuel Lutheran School where today his grandchildren continue to receive instruction in the faith.
He was married to Shirley Becker (Kranz) on August 17, 1973, at St. Mathews Lutheran Church, Penn Township. He was a poultry farmer for over 30 years and upon retirement from the poultry business he most enjoyed marketing flagpoles alongside his wife of 46 years. He was a conversationalist with a great passion for a variety of subjects including faith, politics, and humanity. He held close the doctrine of Martin Luther and instructed his six children accordingly. His favorite biblical verse was “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all they that do His commandments, His praise endureth forever.” Psalm 111:10
As an engaged member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Gaylord, Minnesota, he served his Lord in a variety of ways, but most enjoyed sharing his tenor voice with any ear willing to listen. He and his wife Shirley held a great appreciation for music and often sang in duet form for special occasions.
Hans joined his heavenly home on September 9, 2019, in the presence of his family, at the age of 71 years. Blessed be his memory.
Hans is survived by his:
Wife, Shirley (Becker) Kranz of Gaylord, MN;
Children, Alexandra Monroe and her husband, Curtis of Lawrenceburg, KY,
Preston Kranz and his wife, Rebecca of Horace, ND,
Mitchell Kranz and his wife, Jessica of Gaylord, MN;
Ruth Williams and her husband, Jeramiah of Gaylord, MN,
Luke Kranz and his wife, Stacey of Gaylord, MN, and
Barrett Kranz and his wife, Kassandra of Delano, MN;
1 Great granddaughter;
Sisters, Arlene Jacobson and her husband, Gene, Virginia Briard and her husband, Robert, Cheyenne Bernstein and her husband, Jerry;
Sisters-in-law, Connie Kranz, Darlene Kranz, Laura Kranz, Sharen Kranz, Michele Kranz, Donna Schiro and her husband, David, Joanne Uecker and her husband, Dan;
Brothers-in-law, Ellsworth Becker and his wife, Helen, Sylvan Becker and his wife, Sandy, Duane Becker and his wife, Monica, Luverne Becker, Bill Dahlke, Roger Cohrs;
Many other relatives and friends.
Hans was preceded in death by his Grandchild, Steven Alexander Monroe; Parents, Roland and Emily (Trout) Kranz; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Leonhard and Esther Becker; Sister, Lorraine Freyholtz; Brothers, Roger, Ernest, Byron, Steven and Luther; Sisters-in-law, Mary Dahlke, Betty Cohrs, Ella Rickheim; Brother-in-law, Larris Freyholtz.