Born: March 16, 1941
Died: September 15, 2013
John R. Krantz age 72 of Jackson died Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the Kathy Hospice. He was born March 16, 1941 in Lyndon Station, WI to the late Herbert and Veronica (nee Plemon) Krantz and married Joyce B. Schellinger on June 25, 1960 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in St. Lawrence.
John was an active member of the St. Lawrence Fire Department for over 25 years before becoming an honorary member. He worked for E.F. Brewer in Menomonee Falls for many years.
He was very active in his children’s and grandchildren’s sports. He loved camping and hunting and enjoyed playing cards at the senior center and with groups of friends.
John was a member of the West Bend Lodge 1398 Loyal Order of the Moose.
Those left behind to cherish his memory include his wife of 53 years, Joyce, 5 children: Laurie Ann Wagner of Jackson, Angela (Gregory) Hillman of Las Vegas, NV, Roger (Marie) of Burnett, WI, Randy (Suzy) of Waunakee and Bobbie Jean (Jack) Richards of Mequon, 8 grandchildren: Josh (Kristie) Wagner, Amanda Hillman, Megan Hillman, Alyssa Krantz, Nicolette Krantz, Noah Krantz, Jeremy Diels and Jason Diels and 1 great-granddaughter Haley Wagner. He is further survived by 3 sisters-in-law: Teresa Krantz of West Bend, Leila Schulteis of West Bend and Annette Heck of Egg Harbor and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
John is preceded in death by his parents Herbert and Veronica Krantz and his 4 siblings: Herb, Joanne Wolf, Jerome and Judy Kreuser.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in St. Lawrence, (4886 Hwy 175, Hartford, WI) with burial taking place Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The family will greet visitors on Wednesday, at the church only from 4:00 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials to the St. Lawrence Fire Department, the American Cancer Society or the Arthritis Foundation are appreciated.