Myron “Joe” Kranz Jr.

Date of Death: Apr 17, 2016
Myron “Joe” Kranz Jr.


Myron “Joe” Kranz Jr., 68, of Waupun, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 17, 2016 at his home.

Joe was born July 17, 1947 in Hustisford, WI the son of Myron and Pauline Oestreich Kranz Sr. Joe was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School in 1966. In 1967 he enlisted with the U.S. Army for three years. He served one year in the states and two years in Germany. On January 23, 1971 he married Randeen Hoffman at First Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. Following their marriage the couple resided in the Beaver Dam and Waupun area. Joe worked at Kraft Foods in Beaver Dam, Maysteel in Mayville, Gardner Manufacturing, and Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections from which he retired. Joe enjoyed camping, traveling, and listening to sports on the radio. Joe was a member of First Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam.

Joe is survived by his wife, Randeen Kranz of Waupun; two daughters, Holly (Mark) Gerber of Waupun and Tracie Garczynski (Ed Schleicher) of Waupun; grandchildren: Travis (Tamara), Ryan, Nicole, and Megan Gerber, and Hannah and Allyson Garczynski; great-grandchildren: Sienna, Jaylen, and Kayden; a sister, Linda (Jack) Yuds of Beaver Dam; a brother, Randy Kranz of Racine, WI; mother-in-law, Joyce Hoffman of Horicon; previous son-in-law, Joe Garczynski Jr. of Beaver Dam; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, Tyler Kranz in 2014.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday at the funeral home from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Myron “Joe” Kranz Jr. will be held Friday, April 22, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Pastor Jeff Nicla officiating.


Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Horicon where American Legion Post 210 of Waupun will provide military honors.



  1. Yvonne Salzman Says: April 19, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Randy and family:

    I am so sorry for your loss.

    Yvonne Salzman

  2. Nadine Juoni-Blumenstein Says: April 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Joe’s family,

    My deepest sympathy to you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope your memories of your Joey help you thru this difficult time.
    Love and hugs to you all,

  3. Louellen Hoffman Says: April 21, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Will say prayers for you and your family.

  4. Jennifer (Gill) Brunnbauer Says: April 22, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Linda, Randy, and family~
    I was so saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. I have had the great pleasure of knowing him, as well as the rest of the family, during not always the most pleasant times in life, but one thing I know for sure is that I was a better person because I did know him. He was a good man, with a great sense of humor and I will remember him well, always. Time is always so short here. I take some solace in knowing that he is with his mom and dad and his late son too. A wonderful angel you all have gained. My heart and love is with you all during this difficult time. My Noah’s Ark snow globe sits proudly this day on my desk and when I look at it, I can’t help but laugh out loud over our wonderful conversations. It will always bring a smile to my face. Rest peacefully Joe, my friend.

Leave a Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *