John Krantz

John Krantz Obituary


Age - 69


August 26, 2023


Cannon Falls, MN

John Krantz, age 69, of Cannon Falls, died Sunday, July 16, 2023 at his home. John Carl Krantz was born on June 20, 1954 in Minneapolis, the son of John A. and Frieda L. (Colburn) Krantz. He grew up in Richfield where he graduated from high school. He attended vocational school for auto mechanics, graduating in 1972. On July 24, 1976, John was married to Kathy Lindholm. They lived for a few years in south Minneapolis, before building their home in Cannon Falls in 1982. John owned Bob’s Small Engine in Richfield for 17 years, had a hardwood mulch business, was a Farrier for 26 years, worked for the Stanton Township Road Crew, was a part-time truck driver for Ferndale Farms, and served on the Stanton Township Planning Commission. John loved all of his critters, including dogs, horses, cows, cats, racoons, etc. He loved fishing. Once he got into a boat, you couldn’t get him back home! He was a jack-of-all-trades which really helped on the hobby farm he and Kathy shared. He could fix anything! Survivors include his wife Kathy, his sisters Jeanne Krantz-Swenson, Sandy (Kevin) Krantz-O’Neil; mother-in-law Patricia Pockrandt; father-in-law Roger (Louise) Lindholm; sister-in-law Pam Hickey; brother-in-law Gordy Lindholm; and nieces and nephews Mollie, Joe, Bridget, Cory, and Dana. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Frieda Krantz. A celebration of life for John will be held at a later date.

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Ronald Hall, age 83, died on Friday afternoon, December 1st, 2023, at the Mayo Clinic Health System Cannon Falls, surrounded by family. He was born to Morris and Christine Hall on May 18, 1940, at the family home in Northfield, MN. The family lived in Northfield, Dundas, and Kenyon, before settling on the Cannon Falls family farm in 1950. Ronald graduated from Cannon Falls High School in 1958. After high school Ronald started working as a carpenter with Chet Boyd Construction in Northfield. He became a journeyman carpenter for Orren Thompson Homes, building residential housing. He continued his career as a commercial carpenter for 3M, retiring in 2000. Ronald served in the US ARMY Reserves from 1960 to 1966. He completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and his advance training at Fort Ord, California. He attained the rank of Sergeant. Ronald married Kathleen Wellington on August 21, 1965, at St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church and have been happily married over 58 years. They were blessed with two children, David and Jennifer, along with multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ronald loved building and working on projects. He was very generous with his time and talents. He was the chief architect and builder in the construction of new homes for his siblings. He could always be found working outside, plowing or driving his tractor, gardening, and being active. Although he did not really enjoy deer hunting, he nevertheless enjoyed the camaraderie of hunting with his son, brothers, and nephews. He and his brother Gerald were very competitive. They raced cars, boats, tractors, lawn mowers, toy caterpillars, and even electric fans. He enjoyed many trips and vacations with family over the years. Ronald, along with his immediate and extended family, would go up north every summer for weeklong fishing trips. He also enjoyed trips to Hawaii, Las Vegas, Alaska, the Black Hills, and other adventures. He loved attending events his grandchildren participated in including sporting events, band concerts, and plays. Ronald was a man of deep faith. He was an active member of St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church, serving on the Church Council and the Welcome & Outreach Committee. Ronald’s other interests include his love for watching TV, Fox News, drinking Coca-Cola, and eating sweets (especially pecan delights). He is survived by his wife Kathleen, son David (Christina) Hall and daughter Jennifer (Jim) Kimari. Grandchildren Caitlyn Otis (Brandon Storlie), Ashley Otis, Gabriel (Shea) Hall, Grace (Tanner) Weaver, Madison Hall (Luke Tupper), Melanie Kimari, Kiersten Kimari, Aiden Kimari, and Jessica Kimari. Ronald was also blessed with great-grandchildren Beau Wheeler, Kade Kimari, Addison and Jacob Beasley, and Solveig Storlie. He was preceded in death by his parents Morris and Christine Hall; father in-law and mother in-law Quinn and Marylou Wellington; brother Richard Hall; brothers-in-law Donald Sande and Tom Wellington; sister-in-law Patricia Prado; and nieces Sherri Chambers and Brenda Neiman. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church or Patchwork Faith Ministries. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, December 11 at St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church, 7459 Hwy 19 Blvd, Cannon Falls, MN 55009. There will be a visitation at the church that same day from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Interment with military honors will be in the Cannon Falls Cemetery. Ron’s service will be live streamed and may be viewed by clicking the link below. LIVESTREAM INFORMATION: For those who would like to participate in Ronald's service via livestream, you can watch the service on Monday, December 11, at 1:00 pm. It can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of this page and click PLAY to begin. Please leave a message of support on our Tribute Wall to let the family know you were able to watch the service. If you are having troubles with the Livestream, the service will be available to watch later in the day.Show more

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