Jody Kraninger

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Nora Springs - Jody Ann (Michael) Kraninger 37, Nora Springs, passed away on Wednesday, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City. There will be a visitation on Sunday at the St. John's Catholic Church, Independence, from 5-7 p.m. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service time on Monday at the church. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Park Cemetery in Nora Springs. Jody Ann (Michael) Kraninger was born Feb. 28, 1973, in Independence, the daughter of LuVerne and Ruth (Adrian) Michael. Jody grew up in Walker and attended the Independence schools, graduating from Independence High School in 1991. Jody also graduated from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, with a business degree in 1995. Jody moved back to Independence and worked for Triangle Plastics in the office until 1998, when she moved to Nora Springs. She was united in marriage to James D. Kraninger on July 3, 1999, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. After their marriage Jody worked for First State Bank in Nora Springs, Wal-Mart and IC Systems in Mason City. Those that are left to cherish her memory are her husband, James Kraninger of Nora Springs; her mother and stepfather, Ruth "Sis" (Steve "Doc") Kress of Independence; her brothers: Jeremy (Jill) Michael of Sumner; Jon (Mitzi) Michael of Independence; her sister, Lucy (Nick) Swee of Cedar Falls; her stepchildren: Andrew Kraninger of Nora Springs, Ayla Kraninger of Ridgeland, Miss., and Abby Mathers of Nora Springs; her father and mother-in-law, Ron and Betty Kraninger of Nora Springs; sisters and brothers -in-law, Kathy (Ron) Henning of Rowley, Fran (Steve) Miller of Muscatine, and Mark (Roylee) Kraninger of Bartlett, Tenn.; as well as many nieces, nephews, as well as many other extended family members and friends. Jody was preceded in death by her father, LuVerne Michael, and her paternal and maternal grandparents.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from June 11 to June 14, 2010
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