Greg Kranz, of Cambridge, formerly of Braham, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018 at the University of Minnesota Hospital.  He was 54 years old.

A GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS will be held from 3:00-6:00 pm on Friday, December 21, 2018 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham with a PRAYER SERVICE at 6:00pm.

Gregory Mark Kranz, of Cambridge, formerly of Braham, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018 at the University of Minnesota Hospital. He was 54 years old.

Greg was born on January 25, 1964 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota to parents Gerard and Hazel (Adkins) Kranz. When Greg was young, the family moved to Braham where he attended school. He enjoyed playing football and basketball at Braham High School before graduating in 1982. Greg went on to receive a degree in Law Enforcement from Hibbing Community College.

After college, Greg started a family and was blessed with a son, Tanner. He spent a total of 30 years in several different areas of Law Enforcement, with the majority of those years being spent with the Isanti County Sheriff’s Department. Greg retired in 2016.

Greg enjoyed the outdoors and fishing and hunting. He loved spending time with family and friends and will be deeply missed.

Greg is preceded in death by his father Gerard and infant siblings Debbie and David.

He is survived by his son Tanner, mother Hazel, brother Kevin, and sister Laura Kranz; as well as several other relatives and numerous friends.

18 guestbook entries for GREG M. KRANZ

  1. Valerie VanAuker December 18, 2018 at 5:07 pm #

    You will always have a big piece of my heart Greg. R.I.P my friend.
    Love and prayers to the Kranz family.

  2. Tim Akers December 19, 2018 at 6:23 am #

    I worked with Greg for several years, he was a great guy and he will be missed..🙏

  3. Rosemary Black December 19, 2018 at 7:14 am #

    Laura, I’m so sad and shocked to hear of the passing of your brother. I plan to be there if possible, on Fri evening. Mean while I will keep your family in our prayers. May HE give you the strength and peace you need to get through this. May HIS guidance help your whole family in the days and months to follow. Blessings to you and yours. Ivan and Rosemary

  4. Rob Willis December 19, 2018 at 3:21 pm #

    As a tight end on the Braham football team I’ll never forget a flea flicker pass he caught and flipped to Scotty J who ran it down the field for a TD. Many fond high school memories with Greg – RIP my friend

  5. Keith J Hoppe December 19, 2018 at 3:49 pm #

    Greg was a friend and former co-worker. We shared some good times. You’ll be missed

  6. Lonnie Lucas December 19, 2018 at 6:11 pm #

    Our time on this earth is way too fleeting. Our thoughts are with Aunt Hazel, Laura, Kevin, and Tanner. Love Ella and Lonnie

  7. Michael Murray December 19, 2018 at 9:43 pm #

    I had the privilege to serve with Greg while he was a deputy with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office early in his career. Greg was a partner who was trusted and could be counted upon when it mattered most. Our prayers and thoughts of comfort go out to Greg’s family and the Isanti Co. SO from those of us who served with Greg here in Polk County.

    Michael Murray
    Deputy Sheriff
    Polk Co. Sheriff’s Office (Retired)

  8. Chuck Larson December 20, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

    I have not seen Greg in many years. I will always remember a man with quick wit and humor. Always hoped to look him up for coffee and lots of chatter, that will not happen now, my loss. Rest in peace Greg, you’ve earned it. Chuck.

  9. Sandy December 20, 2018 at 3:48 pm #

    Greg and I worked together for a number of years, he always lent an ear and was good for some laughs! Greg taught my kids how to Indian Leg Wrestle (with his LONG legs) they never had a chance but had so much fun! You will be missed Greggor, RIP

    ~ Sandy

  10. Craig G Bestick December 20, 2018 at 5:37 pm #

    To Hazel, Laura & Kevin, I’m very sorry for your loss. I have a lot of memories of Greg. We did a lot of things in school and out of school. A few years ago I went on a ride along with Greg and we talked about the old times, it was a night I will always remember. Greg you will be missed, not forgotten. Rest in peace my friend.

  11. Jim Johnson December 20, 2018 at 8:02 pm #

    Had a good time and lots of laughs with you Greg. One of our co-workers brought up one of the stories on the 4 wheeler/ dirt bike trip at Nashwauk. There’s too many to list here.

    RIP Brother

  12. Catherine Rodrigue December 20, 2018 at 8:27 pm #

    Greg was a quiet, caring 6 th grader. Many of us followed his career in the county. I are sorry to hear of his passing. Your dad, son and friend was a thoughtful person.
    Memories help us with Greg’s loss.
    God Bless You.
    Kay Brown Rodrigue
    Braham Middle School Advisor

  13. Rick December 21, 2018 at 10:12 am #

    Greg was an Extraordinary Man. There are many in the community who will deeply mourn his passing as his was a life of service, compassion and Excellence.
    May he Rest In Peace

  14. Colleen Seelen December 21, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

    So sorry for your loss. Peace to you Tanner and family.

  15. Kory Erickson December 21, 2018 at 6:43 pm #

    So sorry to hear of his passing way too young. Rest in peace

  16. GARY ADKINS December 21, 2018 at 8:42 pm #

    Sorry To Hear About Greg.I Did not get to spend Much TIME WITH HIM BUT I HAVE HEARD A LOT OF GOOD

    Things About Him.I Am Sure We Will All Miss Him.

  17. Shannon Timm December 26, 2018 at 9:11 pm #

    Greg you will be missed so much. RIP you were a good man and your family can be proud of you.

  18. Carmelita Stafford CMA January 2, 2019 at 10:59 am #

    Laura so sorry to hear about your brother. Thoughts and prayers to you and your mom.

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