Saturday, April 7, 2012

Janice E. (Nelson) Kranz

Janice Emily Kranz, age 88, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center. She was born in Racine, January 3, 1924, daughter of the late Denny and Ann (Nee: Zobac) Nelson.

On October 19, 1945, at Holy Communion Lutheran Church she was united in marriage to Jerry Kranz, who preceded her in death in 1997. She was currently a member of Faith Lutheran Church. Janice was employed by Mamco from 1952 until 1970. She also owned and operated Colonial Clay Cellar. Janice loved crafts, beautiful wreaths, Christmas ornaments, knitting and crocheting. She also had a green thumb: any plant she would touch would flourish. She will be dearly missed.

Surviving are her brother, Ron (Dee) Nelson; sister-in-law, Angie Nelson; nieces, and nephew, Kami (Ron) Ingle, Kurt (Therese) Nelson and Vickie Kruse; great-nieces, nephews other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she also was preceded in death by her brothers, Melvin and Donald.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 8500 Durand Ave., with Reverend Jeffery E. Mortensen officiating. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet at the church Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.

A very special thank you to Reverend Jeffrey Mortensen and the ladies of Faith Lutheran Church for their ministry, and heartfelt gratitude for her caring neighbors who were faithful with their many kind acts and also to Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.

803 Main St.,, Racine (262) 634-7888

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