Myron “Joe” Kranz Jr

“Joe” Kranz Jr., 68, of Waupun, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 17, 2016 at his


was born July 17, 1947 in Hustisford, WI the son of Myron and Pauline Oestreich
Kranz Sr. Joe was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School in 1966. In 1967 he
enlisted with the U.S. Army for three years. He served one year in the states
and two years in Germany. On January 23, 1971 he married Randeen Hoffman at
First Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. Following their marriage the couple
resided in the Beaver Dam and Waupun area. Joe worked at Kraft Foods in Beaver
Dam, Maysteel in Mayville, Gardner Manufacturing, and Wisconsin Dept. of
Corrections from which he retired. Joe enjoyed camping, traveling, and
listening to sports on the radio. Joe was a member of First Lutheran Church in
Beaver Dam.


is survived by his wife, Randeen Kranz of Waupun; two daughters, Holly (Mark)
Gerber of Waupun and Tracie Garczynski (Ed Schleicher) of Waupun;
grandchildren: Travis (Tamara), Ryan, Nicole, and Megan Gerber, and Hannah and
Allyson Garczynski; great-grandchildren: Sienna, Jaylen, and Kayden; a sister,
Linda (Jack) Yuds of Beaver Dam; a brother, Randy Kranz of Racine, WI;
mother-in-law, Joyce Hoffman of Horicon; previous son-in-law, Joe Garczynski
Jr. of Beaver Dam; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.


was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, Tyler Kranz in 2014.


services for Myron “Joe” Kranz Jr. will be held Friday, April 22, 2016 at 1
p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Pastor Jack Nicla
officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Horicon where American
Legion Post 210 of Waupun will provide military honors. Friends and relatives
may call on the family on Friday at the funeral home from 12:30 p.m. until the
time of service.


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