Madeleine Esther Lang Kranz

Madeleine Esther Lang Kranz died at her home in Fargo, ND on February 21, 2014 and is now in heaven. She led a full life starting at her birth in Grenora, ND on December 16,1928. From there she moved with her husband and family throughout the United States and settled in Hawaii where she helped manage the family lumber business. Eventually she returned to her North Dakota roots in Valley City where she started a second career as a nurse assistant at a nursing home. She was noted for her compassion, spunkiness, and deep devotion to her Catholic faith.
 She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Keith, and her four children: 
Robert and Cathy Kranz and son Zachary, Leisa and Philippe Michel and sons Maximilian and Sean and granddaughter Scout, Sue and Tante Edra and sons Nicholas "TJ" and Sammy, and Kara Mia Rueda and son Jeffrey, and her sister Kay Tucker, and Grand Dogs.
A private family mass will be held at the St. Bernards Catholic Church in Oriska, ND on March 4, 2014 at 10am.
 In lieu of flowers , donations can be made to the American Heart Association.