Patrick J. Kranz of rural Elroy, Wisconsin, passed away at the age of 77 years, on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at the Serenity House in Tomah, with his family by his side.
He was born in the round barn in Lyndon Station to John and Edna (Wells) Kranz.
Pat is survived by his wife, Loretta and son, Pat Jr. (Krisi) Kranz; brother, Robert (Vivian) Kranz; sisters, Charlene (John) Ennis, Judy (Doug) Green and Jeannie (Roger) Klipstein and sister-in-law, Rita Kranz.
He was preceded in death by his Parents; sister, Bette Fleming; brother, Tom Kranz and three infant Brothers.
He was a member of St. Patrick Parish, the Elroy American Legion Post, Forty et 8 and the Knights of Columbus. Pat served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967, stationed in Korea during the Vietnam era.
Pat worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator in Milwaukee before starting his own excavating business in Elroy. He then worked for Mathy Construction and the Town of Plymouth as a patrolman, retiring in 2006.
He was an avid deer hunter, loved gardening and driving his Kubota where he would be seen driving around the neighborhood.
A private funeral service will be held on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Elroy, with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. Interment with military rites will be in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be provided to the Serenity House in Tomah.
The Picha Funeral Home in Elroy is assisting with arrangements.