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Charles A. Kranz, 89

Charles A. Kranz, age 89, of Hastings, passed away at Regina Assisted Living on April 24.

He was born in Hastings to Charles and Abbie (Gergen) Kranz on Nov. 19, 1924. Charles served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, graduated from The College of St. John's and received a Master's Degree from the College of St. Thomas.

He met his wife Bobbie while they were both in college, they married in 1949, in Kalispell, Mont. He was a long time teacher and coach at Hastings High School, and loved get togethers with his family of brothers and sisters and his mother.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Richard, Art, Jerry, and Ray.

He is survived by wife, Barbara "Bobbie" Kranz; brothers, Father Stephen, James "Wimp", and John Kranz; sisters, Dee Wilke, and Marge Kane; children, Susan, Kathleen "Kitty" (Pat) Millard, Greg "Digger", Dan (Jennifer), Chris (Leyla), Carrie, and John (Vernell) Kranz; grandchildren, Bert Lucas, Christopher Millard, Ryan, Dan, Abbie and Nate Kranz, Dalia Rae Kranz, and Danielle Hoxworth; great-grandchildren, Caben, Luke, Cora, Daniel, Gracie, and Brayden Kranz.

A Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by Fr. Stephen Kranz and Fr. Jim Perkl, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St. Hastings. A gathering will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, April 28, at Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring St. Hastings and one hour prior to Mass on Tuesday. Interment, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery.

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