Ronald Kranz, 41

Ronald Eugene Kranz, age 41 of Oconto, died Dec. 7, 2013, near Oconto. Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at the Community Building in Oconto with Lawrence Francis officiating. Inter-ment was in the Oconto Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Oconto Fire Department or the Oconto Community Building. Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements. Ron was born March 14, 1972, at Rushville, to Dwain and Delores (Eckard) Kranz. He grew up at Eddyville on the family farm. He attended schools at Eddyville, Oconto and Platte Valley Academy graduating from Sumner High School in 1991. He attended Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis for one year. After his education Ron worked at various feedlots. In recent years he was involved in ranching with his family. In his younger years Ron enjoyed bull riding. Ron enjoyed his dogs, especially Casie who went everywhere with him. He liked horses and Red Angus cattle, spending time with family and friends and helping neighbors. Survivors include his parents, Dwain and Delores Kranz of Eddyville; one brother, Gary (Stephanie) Kranz of Oconto, and nieces Heather and Beth Kranz also of Oconto. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, and an infant brother, John Mark.Published in Custer County Chief, Dec. 12, 2013