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Myron Kranz Jr.

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

Joe was born July 17, 1947, in Hustisford, 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 Jan. 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 Department 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.

Joe is survived by his wife, Randeen Kranz, Waupun; two daughters, Holly (Mark) Gerber, Waupun and Tracie Garczynski (Ed Schleicher), 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; mother-in-law, Joyce Hoffman of Horicon; former son-in-law, Joe Garczynski Jr. of Beaver Dam; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

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

A funeral service will be held Friday, April 22, at 1 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home, Waupun, with the Rev. 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. to the time of the service.

Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun is serving the family.

Visit www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for more information and to send condolences.

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