A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 5, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Thomas Lindner officiating. Full military honors will follow at the church. Burial will be in Maine Cemetery in the town of Plover.
Visitation will be at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home in Stevens Point from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 4, and at the church 9 a.m. Monday until the Mass. The Knights of Columbus will combine with the parish rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials in his name may be offered to the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation or St. Stanislaus Catholic Church-Stevens Point.
Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Kranig was born Feb. 9, 1929, in Marshfield, a son of the late Vincent and Matilda (Busch) Kranig. He was a 1947 graduate of P.J. Jacobs High School.
He entered the U.S. Army in 1951 and served in the 8th Army Artillery in Korea. He was honorably discharged in 1952 as a sergeant first class and received the U.S. Defense Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Battle Stars, Overseas Service Medal, Pacific Victors Medal, United Nations Service Medal, President Rhee’s 50th Anniversary Korean War Medal, Combat Artilleryman’s Badge, Good Conduct Medal and the Expert Rifleman Medal.
He was married to Barbara Orgish Sept. 4, 1954.
He was employed by Kleenaire Corp. beginning in 1945 and later worked for Consolidated Papers from 1961 until his retirement in 1991.
He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Catholic Order of Foresters, Knights of Columbus and Past Grand Knight, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Elks Club, Model A Club of America, American Legion and past county commander and 40 et 8 and past Chef de Gare.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; one son, David (Darlene), Merrill; two daughters, Diane (Ken Sankey) Kranig, Stevens Point, and Donna (Joel Callan) Kranig Brown, Milwaukee; and four grandchildren, Genevieve “Geena” (Ben Brandl) Sankey, Giselle (Justin Diser) Sankey, Hannah Brown and Lucas Brown.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence, Sylvester and Clarence; and one sister, Rita Pelowski.