Connie Kraninger

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INDEPENDENCE – Connie M. Kraninger, 59, of Independence, Iowa died Saturday morning, March 6, 2010, at her home in Independence, Iowa following a short illness with cancer.
Connie was born on May 6, 1950, in New Hampton, Iowa the daughter of Joseph F. and Helen E. (Kohles) Sullivan. She was a 1968 graduate of the Immaculate Conception Catholic High School in Elma, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Garry J. Kraninger on July 11, 1970 in St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Elma, Iowa. The couple moved to Independence in 1987. Connie was employed as a supervisor with APAC in Waterloo, Iowa prior to becoming ill.
She is survived by her husband; Garry, three children; Carrie Jo (Steven) Cusher, Sally Jo (Ryan Halbur) Kraninger both of Independence, Iowa and Roy Joseph (Karina) Kraninger, Tripoli, IA., six grandchildren; Nicholas James, Anna Rose, Riley Mae, Taylor James, Garrett Michael, and Ethan James, and four sisters; Shirley Daleske, Eldora, IA., JoAnn Bork, Des Moines, IA., Charlene Tull, Tumwater, Washington, and Nancy Gibbons, Mason City, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister; Myrna Wagner.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at St. John's Catholic Church, Independence with Rev. Don Plamondon officiating. Burial will be in the St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Independence. Friends may call from 3 to 8 P.M. Tuesday at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence where a rosary will be recited at 3 P.M. and a parish vigil service will be held at 7 P.M. Tuesday.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Mar. 9 to Mar. 12, 2010