In Memory of Ronald Michael Kranitz
August 4, 1936 - December 21, 2016
Ronald Michael Kranitz, age 80, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at his residence in Minong Township. He was born August 4, 1936 in Minneapolis, MN, the son of Michael George and Ione Jessie (Davis) Kranitz. He was united in marriage to Ethel Jeannette Doll on April 3, 1966 in Minneapolis.
Ron proudly served his country in the Minnesota National Guard. Ron was a self-employed mason who specialized in fireplace building. He also ran a livestock farm on his property in Minong. Ron loved hunting and fishing and was very generous with his properties during hunting seasons. He bought his own mill and made his own lumber, which was used on many buildings throughout his farm. Ron also made jewelry and was a very good pool player.
He is survived by his siblings, Frank Kranitz of Granite Falls, MN, Sandra Bazoff of Minneapolis, MN, John Kranitz of Dayton, MN and Martha Church of Las Vegas, NV; sisters-in-law, Virginia Kranitz of Edina, MN, Mary Kranitz of Makinen, MN and Sandra Kranitz of Dayton, MN; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
In addition to his parents, Ron is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ethel (Dolly); his sister, Caroline LeDoux; and brothers, Michael P., Jerald, and Fred Kranitz.
Memorial services will be on January 14,, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Minong Community Center.