Laura Jean Kranz May, 13th 1951 - May, 11th 2023 (age 71)
“He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” Psalms 91:4
Laura Jean Kranz of Henderson, Minnesota entered the kingdom of God on May, 11th 2023. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 2 P.M. at St. John Lutheran Church in Arlington Township. Visitation will be from 1 P.M. until the service time at the church. Interment will be in the Brown Cemetery in Henderson. www.koldefuneralhome.com
Laura was born on May, 13th 1951 in Minneapolis, MN to Thomas and Adeline Gendreau (Smith). She graduated from Shakopee High school in 1969.
On October, 18th 1969 she married Luther Kranz and together they had six children. She was a deeply devout Christian and a loving mother. Through many adversities she maintained her faith and love of Jesus Christ. She believed deeply in the power and compassion of our lord and testified to his works throughout her life.
She was a gifted and prolific crocheter, an avid rock collector, an aspiring naturalist, a wonderful cook, and a proud mother. She admired the beauty of the natural world and taught her children to empathize and care for those who are vulnerable. Her kind and considerate demeanor will be greatly missed by her friends and family.
Laura was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Adeline Gendreau, sister Annie Olmstead, brother Thomas Michael Gendreau, husband Luther Kranz, and son William Kranz. She is survived by her children Esther (Ryan) Sutter, Clinton (Beth) Kranz, Seth (Treon) Kranz, Tamar (Ryan Brenner) Kranz, and Paul (Toni) Kranz, grandchildren Sidney, Rebecca, Maria, Preston, Kylie, Lilly, sisters Cheryl (David) Ekblad, and Mary (Craig) Rausch, brother Thomas Gendreau, and brother-in-law Mark Olmstead.
A special thank you to St. Croix Hospice, Central Health Care Inc. especially Charlene Boettcher for helping care for Laura in her time of need, and Ed Berger and Kolden Funeral home for assisting the family with arrangements.
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