Marie Krans

Marie Krans

Sunday, February 28th, 1932 Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

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Obituary for Marie F. Krans (Martin)

Marie F. Krans, 87, of Aurora, Wis., went to her eternal home on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at Christian Park Center, Escanaba, Mich.

She was born February 28, 1932, in Monmouth Beach, NJ, daughter of the late George and Ethel (Archer) Martin. Marie grew up in Long Branch and graduated from Long Branch High School. She married LeRoy “Bucky” Krans on April 24, 1954 in New Jersey. He preceded her in death on December 29, 1984. Marie helped manage her husband’s family farm along with raising six children. She took great pride in raising her family and was a cook at the Hillcrest School until she retired in 1996, and many still remember “Ms. Krans Lunches”. It did not stop at school, she was a wonderful cook at home as well, where many family members and friends frequented enjoying many meals along with tasty baked goods.

Marie enjoyed many hobbies including cooking, gardening, working outside, and especially the time spent with family and friends. She cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Marie’s daily routine included her daily walk with cousins, Lorraine, Gayle and Marilynn which often included going for breakfast. Many will miss seeing her plant and water the cemetery, feeding her birds, riding her lawn mower and many other activities she did up until dementia won the battle. Marie will be sadly missed.

Survivors include one son, Thomas (Kathi) Krans, Aurora, Wis.; four daughters, Susan (Ray) DallaValle, Aurora, Wis., Patricia (Jeff) Borchardt, Homestead, Wis., Jane (Milt) Anderson, Escanaba, Mich., and Linda (Rick) Chrisman, Aurora, Wis.; one sister, Charlotte (John) Allen, Wrens, Georgia; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; one brother-in-law, Roger (Rita) Krans, Commonwealth, Wis.; and one sister-in-law, Charlotte Waldschmidt, De Pere, Wis.

In addition to her parents and husband, LeRoy, Marie was preceded in death by one son, Gregory Krans in 2017; one brother, George Martin Jr.; and many other loved ones.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 8, 2019, 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain. Funeral services will be held Friday, 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. John Arvid Carlson will officiate. Burial will be in Aurora-Homestead Cemetery, Aurora, Wis.

The family would like to thank Evergreen Assisted Living, Dickinson County Healthcare System, Christian Park Center, and especially Dr. John Loewen for his many years of caring for Marie.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 | 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Jacobs Funeral Home- Iron Mountain
    1025 Carpenter Avenue
    Iron Mountain, Michigan
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    Friday, November 8th, 2019
    11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Jacobs Funeral Home
    1025 Carpenter Avenue
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    Friday, November 8th, 2019
  • Interment

    Aurora-Homestead Cemetery
    Hanson Road
    Aurora, Wisconsin
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Dave & Gidget Roberts

Dear Patty and family, we send our love and condolences. Your mom left a legacy to each of you with her life story, family values and hard work. Honor her memory by staying strong as a family.
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Gina Reed

I met Marie through my Grandmother Joyce Ducharme. She was a very sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I'm very sorry for your loss.
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Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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