William Kranstz

William George Kranstz

Sunday, July 26th, 2020
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William G. Kranstz, of Bakersfield, CA, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020 after a long battle with Parkinson's. He was born March 12, 1940 in Fairgrove Township Michigan to the late George W. and Opal B. Kranstz. He is surivived by wife, Jean (Wark) Kranstz, sons James and Michael Kranstz, daughters Shelly Lopez and Wendy Renteria, his sister, Georgia Muncy, as well as eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He graduated from Akron High School and attended Delta College. He worked as a heavy-line overhaul car and diesel truck mechanic. Hobbies included story telling, sports and beer. Because of COVID-19, there will be no service. He will be interred in Brookside Cemetery in Michigan at a later date.
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Pamela Stone

Posted at 07:37pm
One of the first times I was lucky enough to visit Jean and Bill after they moved to Bakersfield. And Blondie, of course. Bill always had a story for me.

Wendy Renteria

Posted at 04:23pm
Mom and Dad - 61 Years and Forever

Wendy Renteria

Posted at 04:22pm
Ok honestly we ALL know he is looking at the dog - but got to Love that Smile.

Wendy Renteria

Posted at 04:20pm
Bill Kranstz had a GREAT sense of humor and Loved Pranks! Which I am so glad he passed down and shared with his family. He taught his young kids a game of "how high can you get your Mom to jump" from scaring her. Luckily Mom doesn't show any permanent scars from these years. He also taught his kids to have good work ethic and how to Love. He loved to tell stories about his younger days and his crazy antics which will live on with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We ALL will MISS him like crazy and Love Him Forever! Dad Thank you for all the Life and Love lessons!! Keep a Beer out for Me.

Ron Earl Posted at 12:20pm

I remember your family from Bay City, being friends with Jim and going to school with Jim. Got to know your entire family and a great family you had. Great parents. Your father was a smart man with vehicles, He helped me out a time or two. He and your mother, and Jim, also put together is 1965 Ford Galaxy 500. Sorry for your loss. Ron Earl, Bay City, MI

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