Beverly Kranebell, 81, AlbertLea

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 10, 2008

Funeral services for Beverly Kranebell of Albert Lea and her son James Kranebell of Wabasha will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Our Savior&8217;s Lutheran Church, 320 W. College, Albert Lea. The Rev. Wayne Halvorson and Vicar Boyd Longshore will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea and one hour before the service at the church. There will be a short time of sharing at 7 p.m Saturday at the funeral home.

Beverly will be in interred at Graceland Cemetery following the service.

Beverly died on Sunday, April 6, 2008, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester following a stroke. She was 81.

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She was born on May 3, 1926, in Easton, the daughter of George and Marie (Graf) Beck. She graduated from Wells High School.

Beverly was united in marriage to Orison &8220;Ace&8221; P. Kranebell on May 25, 1946, in Easton.

Bev worked at Wilson & Co. in Albert Lea for many years.

She was a member of Our Savior&8217;s Lutheran Church where she was active in Bible study, ladies&8217; aide and the altar guild.

She was also a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. auxiliaries and the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law Marsha Kranebell of Wabasha; grandson Chad Kranebell and his wife Nikki and their children Jackson and Audrey of Rochester; sisters: Avis Kinney, of Winnebago, Nadene Weerts of Minnesota, Patricia Hopp of Davenport, Iowa and Jacklyn (Dale) Lloyd of Winnebago; brother Franklin Beck of Granada; and several nieces and nephews.

Beverly was preceded in death by her husband &8220;Ace&8221; in 1996; her son James on Friday, April 4, while vacationing in Florida; sisters; brothers; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Son Jim and his family were special cherished gifts to Bev and her life centered on them. To lose both Bev and Jim a day apart is heartbreaking for those who knew and loved them.