September 23, 1927 ~ May 26, 2020
Doris Kranz died on May 26, 2020 at the age of 92. Doris was born and raised in Greenbush, Minnesota. She married Gilbert Nicholas Kranz and they raised 5 children, Gayle, Gilbert, Gary, Gerald and Gordon in Fargo, ND. Doris was active at the Cathedral of St. Mary for 60 plus years. She loved praying the rosary and attending daily Mass in her later years. She was an expert at ceramics and loved creating beautiful things. She relished watching old movies. Her passion was bridge and she was good at it, really, really good at it. She embraced technology. Because she was hard of hearing, e-mail was a great blessing for her. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Nicholas, sons, Gilbert C. and Gary, and a daughter-in-law Renee Kranz (Gerald). Doris is survived by 3 children. Gayle (Duane) Noraker, Gerald, and Gordon (Terri). She also leaves behind 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Doris’s Funeral will be at the Cathedral of St. Mary on May 29th at 10am. Viewing is before Mass from 9-10. Everyone attending must wear a mask and sit in the designated pews. Please respect these COVID-19 guidelines. Memorials may be sent to the Cathedral of St. Mary in Fargo, ND or the Blessed Sacrament Cemetery in Greenbush, MN.
One memorable day out of a life time was spent at Doris’ in Fargo many, many (60) years ago. What a fun day I had. My condolences for your loss.
(grandson of Bill and Mary Reese)
What a beautiful picture. I enjoyed playing bridge with Doris at Trollwood and the Sons of Norway. My sympathies.
COUSINS OF MINE ALERTED ME TO AUNT DORIS’S REGULAR USE OF THE INTERNET AND AS A RESULT I WAS FORTUNATE TO BE ABLE TO EXCHANGE A NUMBER OF DELIGHTFUL E-MAILS WITH HER IN RECENT MONTHS. HARDLY SURPRISING SINCE AS A YOUNG WOMAN SHE LEARNED TO FLY AN AIRPLANE! A VERY SPECIAL PERSON WHO WILL BE MISSED BY ALL OF THE MANY PEOPLE WHO KNEW AND LOVED HER. BOBBY OSEID, NEPHEW
The most sincere condolences on the passing of your mother.
I knew Doris from Bethany Nursing Home. My mother, Jane Nelson was there and passed away in February. Doris and Jane knew each other through their mutual friend Thelma Mortrude; sister-in-law to Jane. Thel and Doris were good friends who grew up in Greenbush together. It was fun to hear Doris’ stories about her hometown. My grandmother owned the M & Q cafe there.
Doris just sent me a notice in the Greenbush paper about my grandfather Sy Mortrude who was hired to be the buttermaker there 100 years ago a few weeks ago. I thought that was so special.
She was such a honey and I loved visiting with her. My condolences to your family.
My sympathy at the passing of Doris.
Gayle, I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s death, especially at this traumatic time in our world. My sympathies to you and all your family. I know how hard it is to lose someone so significant in your life. They will always have a place in your heart. Peace.
Beautiful woman, both inside and out!! She will be missed and honored!! With love, Brian-Gretchen (Reese) and family