Accident claims life of Oconto man

A one vehicle accident over the weekend has claimed the life of an Oconto man. According to Custer County Sheriff Dan Osmond, at approximately 6:30 a.m. Dec. 7, 2013, the Custer County Sheriff's Office responded to a one vehicle accident three miles northwest of Oconto, on the Red Fern Road. Ronald E. Kranz, age 41 of rural Oconto, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet pickup when he lost control of the vehicle and entered the south ditch, where the pickup then rolled over one time. Kranz was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.A full obituary will appear in the Dec. 12th Custer County Chief.