Robert Lee Kranich Sr.

May 6, 1935 – Nov. 9, 2013

Robert Lee Kranich Sr., 78, of Arkdale, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, of cancer. Bob was born May 6, 1935, in Waukesha, to Arliegh and Grace (Kline) Kranich.

He married Janet Betzler on June 12, 1954, in Waukesha.

Bob was a meat cutter working for various grocery stores, retiring from the A-F County Market.

He was an avid Packers and Brewers fan as well as many other sports, including golf and basketball. Bob enjoyed country music, listening to David and Terri Church and Vicky Lynn, as well as many others. He especially loved spending time with his family.

Bob was a member of Country Music MWWCMJ and CWCMA. He was also a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Arkdale.

Bob was preceded in death by his mother, Grace (Harold) Poff; father, Arliegh Kranich; brother, Arliegh Kranich Jr.; sister, Shelby (Donald) Ullery; brother, Jacob Poff; brother, Harold Poff Jr.; and his father- and mother-in-law, Charles and Hattie Betzler.

Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Janet Kranich of Arkdale; children, Cheryl (Robb) Steinman of Waukesha, Pam (Jim) Stukel of Jackson, Debbie (Curt Zyla) Murphy of Waukesha and Robert Kranich of Mukwonago; grandchildren, Ericka (Kurt) Moeller, Jenny Lambert, Eric Steinman, Andy Steinman, Jon (Haley) Stukel, Erica (Tim) Probst, Gina (Phil Augustine) Zyla and Christina (Ron) Pizzino; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Jerrilynn (Dennis) Siegrist; brother, Richard (Cindy) Poff; sister-in-law, Bertha Kranich; and his best friends, Dick Balke and Sue Held. He is further survived by many more good friends.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Arkdale Trinity Lutheran Church in Arkdale. The Rev. Terri Skildum will officiate. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home, 608-339-3551, is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.