Richard Charles "Rick" Kranz

January 6, 1956 ~ September 5, 2021 (age 65)


Richard Charles (Rick) Kranz, 65, of Nebo, passed away September 5, 2021, in Asheville, North Carolina. Richard was born January 6, 1956, in Williamsport (Lycoming County), Pennsylvania, to the late William Richard Kranz of Williamsport, and Sarah Catharine Walkinshaw Tempesco of Bradenton, Florida. He proudly served his country in the Vietnam War as a Marine, and worked as a Manatee County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Richard is preceded in death by his Stepfather, Robert Tempesco, and sister, Beth Anne.

He is survived by his wife of thirty-three years, Kimberley A. Kranz; daughter, Jennifer Raisbeck, of Oregon, Wisconsin, son, Benjamin Kranz, of Phoenix, Arizona, and step-son, Brian Zink (Katie) of Erwin, Tennessee;  and brothers, William Kranz, Michael Kranz (Mary), Joseph Kranz (Mimi), Jeffery Kranz (Tina), Thomas Tempesco (Rosie) and Michael Tempesco (Tori), and sisters, Mary Taddeo (James), Sharon Anderson (William), Cynthia Reasons (Scott) and  Kathleen Miller (Ronald).  Richard was a proud Grandfather, and he is also survived by his Grandchildren, Jordan Martinson, Justin Raisback, Brayden Raisback, Ryan Little, Carissa Zink and Adeline Zink. Richard also leaves behind his beloved furbaby Molly.

A memorial service will be held at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain, North Carolina, at noon on October 18, 2021.

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