James Clarence Krannawitter, age 94, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Bethany Lutheran Home.
Jim was born January 15, 1919, in Severin, Kan., to Michael and Ida Phillips Krannawitter. He served his country in the US Army during WWII and was united in marriage to Mary Weigel on November 7, 1938. Jim moved to Council Bluffs, in 1950 and worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for 32 years as a car inspector, retiring in 1979. He was a member and longtime usher and handy man at Holy Family Church, member of the Union Pacific Old Timers and Knights of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary, on March 26, 2007; granddaughter, Barbara Quigley; great granddaughters, Sarah Hale and Becca Primrose; one brother and four sisters.
Survivors include his daughter, Mary Kay Quigley and husband, Tom, of Council Bluffs; son, Jim and wife, Nona, of Las Vegas, Nev.; five granddaughters, Linda Ostronic and husband, Dan, Beth Kuck and husband, Bill, all Council Bluffs, Colene Vivian and husband, Tim, of Roscoe, Ill., Christine Primrose and husband, Drew, Ankeny, Iowa, and Claudine Ferrell, of Childersburg, Va.; numerous great grandchildren.
Wake service Sunday, 6 p.m., followed by visitation until 8 p.m., at the Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, 10 a.m., Corpus Christi (Holy Family) Church. Interment with military rites by American Legion Post 2 at St. Joseph Cemetery. Luncheon will follow back at church. Memorials are suggested to Holy Family Memorial Fund, Diabetes and Alzheimers Associations.
This obituary was originally published in The Daily Nonpareil.