Jane Kranstover, nee Kelley, 86, entered eternal life on Thursday, June 21, 2007.
She was the loving wife of William Weber Kranstover for 60 years.
Born and raised in Whitefish Bay, she was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Jane (nee Crawford) Kelley; her brothers, Frank, Tom and Joe; and her sisters, Rosemary (the late Henry Pandl and Mary Louise (Terry) Brennan.
Jane was the mother of Ann (Andrew) Scott of Madison, Bill of Park City, Utah, Peter (Anne-Marie Lewandowski) of Annandale, Va., Paul (Roxann) of Kenosha, Clare of Park City, Laura (Dean) Spaeth of Prescott, Ariz., John (Linda) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Mary (Mike) Olsen of Milwaukee; and the sister-in-law of Richard (Marion) Kranstover.
She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews from the Kelley, Brennan, Pandl and Kranstover families.
Also surviving are many dear friends.
Jane was a graduate of Holy Angels Academy and having attended Milwaukee Downer College, she served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant (j.g.), working with the Combined Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington D.C. during World War II.
Raising her children for 30 years in West Bend, Jane was a leading participant of the Washington County Democrat Party, a founding member of the Pink Ladies of St. Joseph’s Community Hospital and an active member of Holy Angels Parish in West Bend.
"Mother was a dynamic, feisty and witty woman, embracing family and life for all it was worth, passing that gift on to her children and grandchildren."
The family would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to all of the caregivers at Garden Place Assisted Living as well as Vitas Hospice Care for their loving care, enabling Mom and Dad to stay together for all these years.
In her spirit of giving, Jane’s body has been donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin.
A Memorial Mass was held at at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 25, at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.
Good bye, God bless you, Mom.