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Lawrence "Larry" Krance

July 19, 2018

Visitation- Wednesday

July 25, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Graveside Service - Thursday

July 26, 2018
- 2:00 PM

Altoona Cemetery


Boulger Funeral Home

Lawrence "Larry" Krance

July 19, 2018


Lawrence “Larry” Krance, 89, Fargo, ND passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018 surrounded by loved ones. He was born on September 14, 1928 in Haynes, ND to John and Margaret (Mennart) Krance. He grew up in Dickinson, ND and graduated from Dickinson High School.

Following graduation, Larry worked as a tractor operator at the Dickinson Coal Mining Company until 1951 when he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served during the Korean War in the 6th Armored Division. Larry earned the Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars before being honorably discharged on March 6, 1953.

Larry was united in marriage to Betty Irene Morgenthaler on October 27, 1962 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dickinson. The couple made their home in Dickinson where they raised their four children.

Larry worked as a welder and mechanic at Getter Trucking until his retirement. He remained in Dickinson until 2010 when he moved to Everett, WA to live with family. In 2014, he returned to North Dakota and lived in Fargo.

When he was younger, Larry enjoyed bowling on leagues, gardening and camping. Following retirement, he liked to watch football, play cards, do crossword and word search puzzles, and go on casino trips. Going with his daughter to play bingo was another one of his favorite hobbies. Larry cherished the time he spent with his children and granddaughters.
He was known for his love of coffee with cream and the little songs he would sing.

He is survived by his son, Steve (Kerryann) Krance, Sumner, WA; daughter, Anna (Jason Bolstad) Krance, Fargo, ND; daughter, Lana (Jeremy) Zastoupil; granddaughters, Kayla Krance, Dickinson, ND and Grace Bolstad, Fargo, ND; sisters-in-law, Margaret “Marge” Krance, Bismarck, ND and Monica Krance, Trenton, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty; son, Larry J. Krance; brothers, William “Bill” Krance and John M. Krance.

There will be a visitation from 5-7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration Center, Fargo. There will be a graveside service at 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the Altoona Cemetery, Hitchcock, SD.


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6 responses to “Lawrence Krance”

  1. Mike jorgensen says:

    Bolstad’s, I had the pleasure of meeting both of your parents, who are now reunited with one another. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers and I am thinking of you all as you celebrate the life of your father.

    Mike Jorgensen

  2. Dawn johnson says:

    I had the honor of knowing both your parents. Your parents were fun, kind, and always there for your family, including friends. My thoughts are with you and know your father is with your mother and will always be with you. We send hugs and love your way. We love you all! ❤️

  3. BJ Rummel- Smedberg says:

    Anna, Lana & all family members. My deepest condolences to you all during this heartbreaking time. May you find comfort in knowing God, as well as friends are think of you.

  4. Mike Hablutzel says:

    Larry was a man that God doesn’t make anymore! A strong person who was humble and always had a smile or laugh that made you think, “do I really have problems I cant fix?”

    He never bought into that thing that most of us do which is second guess ourselves.

    Thank you Larry and Betty for taking me in when I needed someone to understand me, I will miss you Larry but I know that God has a special place for you.

  5. Sarah Peabody Tibor says:

    So sorry to hear about your Dad😢 He was such a great man , I have such good memories of living in the basement !!! The good old days!!! Thoughts and prayers and especially hugs to each of you!! Love you guys!!

  6. Arnie Kuhn says:

    Sorry to hear about Larry? He was a great friend. My prayers are with his family.

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