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Obituary for Jack R. Krans

Jack R.  Krans
May 3, 2018
Jack R. Krans, 91, a resident of Calumet passed away peacefully on Thursday morning May 3, 2018 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium with his family by his side.  Jack was a former resident of Lake Linden and Bootjack.

He was born on September 30, 1926 in Calumet a son of the late Eli and Alida (Niemi) Krans.

Jack attended Calumet High School but, before graduating enlisted in the U.S. Army serving his country as an M.P. during WWII in the Pacific.

On June 2, 1951 he was united in marriage to the former Margaret Aho who preceded him in death on June 10, 2007.

Jack worked as a route driver for Thurner’s Bakery in Calumet before going to work for Standard Oil Company. With his wife at his side he formed Krans Oil Co. in 1976 and they operated the business together until retirement in 1992.  Jack was fondly known as  “Fuel Oil Phil”.

Jack was a loving husband and father and worked hard caring for his family.  He was an avid golfer and bowler. His favorite place to be was at the lake or on the pontoon boat in Bootjack. He enjoyed watching the Detroit Lions, Tigers and Red Wings.

Jack was very outgoing and would immediately light up any room he entered.

He was a member of the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Laurium and St. John Lutheran Church in Hubbell, VFW Post 3900 of Calumet. He also was a past member of the Calumet Elks and Lions.

Preceding him in death was: His wife Margaret, Grandsons: Jason Krans and Kyle Krans, Great Grandson Dustin Haaland , Brothers: Howard and Ted

Sisters: Mae, Enis, Verna, Alida, Gladys and Ann.

Surviving are:

Four Sons:           James (Stephanie) Krans of Hancock
                                                      Jack Krans Jr. of Calumet

                                                      Gary (Amy) Krans of Sault Ste. Marie

                                                      Brian (Tracey) Krans of Lisle, Illinois

Four Daughters:                Nancy (Robert) Vairo of Calumet

                                                                        Betty (Jon) Marson of Laurium

                                                                        Janet (Alan) Doucette of Naperville, Illinois

                                                                        Jean (Mark) Myers of Calumet

33 Grandchildren                                53 Great Grandchildren

Funeral services will be held on Monday May 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Laurium with Rev. Bryan Lundquist to officiate.

Visitation will be held on Sunday May 6, 2018 at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet from 4-7 PM and one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Monday.

Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery.

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The family wishes to thank the staff of Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital for the wonderful care given to Jack during his final days and to the entire staff at Gardenview Assisted Living in Calumet for the thoughtful care he received as a resident for the past 2 years

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