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Ruth "Sharon" Krantz – Obituary

Name: Ruth "Sharon" Krantz

Age: 81

Born: 12-15-1939

Died: 03-07-2021

Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home, Paynesville, Minnesota

Private Funeral Services

A private memorial service will be held to celebrate the life of Ruth “Sharon” Krantz, 81, of Paynesville who passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Reverend Glenn Krystosek will officiate.  

A public visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville.

Sharon was born on December 15, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan to Robert and Ruth (Herstrom) Vedder.   She married Jerome “Smokey” Krantz on July 30, 1960 in Michigan. They moved to Lake Henry, Minnesota in 1974 and to the metro area in 1986.  Sharon returned to the Paynesville area in 2006.  

Sharon enjoyed playing cards with her card club friends, doing word finds and above all treasured time with loved ones, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  In her earlier years, she also enjoyed the outdoors and camping with family and friends. She will be remembered for her sense of humor and unique gifts.

She is survived by her children, Jerry (Wendi) Krantz of Elk River, Kelly Johnson of Paynesville; grandchildren, Rick (Anne) Krantz, Sean Krantz (Adam Parsons), Cassandra Johnson (Luis Nunez), Kylie (Jake)Young; great grandchildren, Tyler, Kolten, Easton, Adrian, Santana and Ximena; and siblings, Barbara Hutter, Robert (Elaine) Vedder and Larry (Jean) Vedder all of Michigan.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Smokey in 2005; son, Gary in 1970; and brother-in-law, Robert Hutter.

A heartfelt thank you to the Litchfield Dialysis Group.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to the Rose Center in Paynesville.

Guestbook for Ruth "Sharon" Krantz

Deanna Valnes
, Friend and mutual grandmother to Tyler
March 13, 2021, 6:16 am
Sharon was definitely one of a kind! Though we were not truly related my children loved and adored Sharon and will always remember and refer to you as Gramdma Sharon. You will always hold a special place in mine and my families heart. Heaven gained a beautiful angel. My heartfelt prayers to Sharon's family as they grieve their loss. May you feel Gods comfort and love surround you.
Kelly Ruth Johnson
, Daughter
March 12, 2021, 4:45 pm
Mom I am so empty without you, you were my best friend, my go to, my #1, Im going to be absolutely lost without you, Im so happy you are with dad and Gary and all the loved ones we have lost, I cant wait to be with you again, my life will never be the same, you definitely took a big piece of me, I love you so much mom, save a spot for me!!!
Tyler garrison
, Grandson
March 11, 2021, 3:02 pm
i was really close to her she was a amazing person it is really hard to lose her.she was funny cool and nice i will miss her
Gloria Arnold
, Friend
March 10, 2021, 3:29 pm
Sharon had been a great friend for 45 years and we had great fun and long visits! I will truly miss her.
, Friend
March 10, 2021, 3:28 pm
We will miss this lady so much at dialysis...she was one of a kind, fun, generous to a fault. Prayers for comfort to your family!

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