Richard F. Kranz, age 90, of Stillwater, MN, passed away on July 20, 2021. Richard was born in Montevideo, MN, on March 3, 1931 to parents Frank and Lila (Aker) Kranz. After graduating High School Richard enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed in Alaska for 4 years. During his time there the beauty of Alaska captivated him. Richard loved to fish and was even a fishing guide. He also enjoyed cooking and after retirement, he picked up metal detecting. He had a soft spot in his heart for his beloved cat, Tiger. He was a devout Catholic and was both caring and giving, he could never tell anyone no.
Richard will remain in the hearts of his children Patrick (Marion), Kathleen (Mark) Fletcher, Michael, Richard, and Mary (Jon) Place; grandchildren Amy, Bob, Dylan, Michael, Anthony (Lisa), Laura, Michael, Kristen (Tom), Tommy, Angela, Melissa, Joey, Sammy; many great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Geraldine; Son Frank, infant son Thomas.
The family would like to thank Lakeview nursing staff and the Brookdale Health Care staff, especially, Kari and Cindy
Mass of Christian Burial for Richard will be 11AM, Monday, August 2, at St. Charles Catholic Church in Bayport. Visitation will be on Sunday, August 1st from 4pm to 6pm at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, as well as one hour prior to the mass at church Monday morning. Memorials are preferred and will be used for St. Charles Catholic Church and other favorite passions of Richard.