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Information for Bessie E. Butler Krantz

18 February, 1924 - 4 November, 1994

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

7 November, 1994
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Bessie Krantz

    Bessie E. Krantz, 70, of Caldwell, died Friday, November 4, 1994, at the Nampa hospital of natural causes.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, 1994, at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Rev. David Kegley of Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church, Parma, will officiate.  Interment will follow at Lower Boise Cemetery near Parma.  
    Bessie was born February 18, 1924, to William and Pearla Butler in Bayard, Nebraska.  She was one of eleven children. She married Herman Krantz on August 3, 1942.  They moved to Idaho ten years later and started farming in the Parma-Roswell area before buying their present farm at Notus in 1963.
    Bessie enjoyed working on the farm with Herman, especially in beet harvest.  Her hobbies included needlework and crafts.  Over the years she was involved with 4-H, FFA, and was a Cub Scout leader.  At the time of her death she was an Elder at Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church in Parma.
   Bessie is survived by her husband, Herman; three sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Linda of Wilder, Eddie and Rosemary of Idaho Falls, Curt and Beth of Notus; four grandchildren and their spouses, Troy and Leslie of Caldwell, Tim of Nampa, Corey and Dawn of Wilder, Rebecca, of Idaho Falls; and two great-granddaughters, Sharayh and Stephanie.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson and two brothers.
    Friends may call at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, today from 6 to 8 p.m.
    The family suggests that memorials be made to Mountain States Tumor Institute West, in Nampa.

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