Elmer Ernest Kranzusch

Elmer E. Kranzusch, 86, of Shawano, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019. Elmer was born Aug. 18, 1932, in Gogebic County, Michigan, to the late Frederick and Helen (Kegebar) Kranzusch. He graduated from Appleton High School in 1950, and he served his country proudly in the Army during the Korean conflict until he was honorably discharged. He was united in marriage May 28, 1955, to Joan Bazile, who preceded him in death Dec. 4, 2014. The couple owned and operated Village Bakery in Black Creek and in Bonduel for 18 years. He continued baking at Pick ’n Save until he was 71. Elmer was also a member of the Nicole Region Model A Club and loved hunting and fishing.

Elmer is survived by his son, Mark (Karen) Kranzusch, of Shawano; Mark’s son, Steve (Darla Dick) Kastning and Steve’s children, Allen and Aliviah; Mark’s daughter, Brenda Heath and Brenda’s children, Whitney, Vanessa and Isaac. Elmer is further survived by his son-in-law, Erik Femal, of DePere, and his children, Tim, Brian and Kristina Femal; his daughter-in-law, Janean Kranzusch of Appleton; two sisters-in-law, Donna Kranzusch and Sherry Kranzusch; his two great-great-grandchildren, Zaiden and Kyson, and other relatives and friends.

Elmer was preceded in death by: his wife, Joan; two children, Glen Kranzusch and Marsha Femal; his parents; and his brothers, James, Frank and Bruce.

Funeral services for Elmer will be held at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2019, followed with military honors by the Shawano American Legion Post 117. Visitation will be held at the funeral home at 5 p.m. Wednesday until the time of service. A second visitation will be held at 1-2 p.m. Thursday at Highland Memorial Park, followed by entombment.