Gretchen Krantz


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Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 4:54 pm
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Gretchen A. Krantz, 82, of Aurora, formerly of Moline, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Countryside Care Centre.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 24, from Daleiden Mortuary, Aurora, at 9:30 a.m. to St. Therese Church, Aurora, at 10 a.m. Father Michael Miller, M.S.C. will officiate with interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Aurora. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Daleiden Mortuary, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora, (630) 631-5500.
She was born Aug. 15, 1930, in Aurora. Gretchen graduated from Madonna High School in 1948. She was employed as an X-ray technician at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where she became the head technician. She moved back to the Aurora area in 2007.
Survivors include her brother, Daniel D. Guddendorf, Aurora; her sister, Mary Faith Lenert, Aurora; her nieces and nephews, Linda Parish, Art Lenert, Emilie Cherry, Helen Mosher and Danny and Jim Guddendorf; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Donald Krantz in 1996; her parents, Frank and Mildred Zollers Guddendorf; her sister, Vivian Guddendorf in September 2012; her sister-in-law, Peg Guddendorf; and her nieces, Colleen Haish and Mary Agnes Lenert.
Please visit our new interactive website at www.daleidenmortuary.com to leave condolences for Gretchen's family or sign the guest book.












 




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