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Eileen Heeren Kranz

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“My sincere condolences to Chris, Pam & families. I worked for & with Mr. & Mrs. Kranz at Kranz Electric in Kankakee, IL. Mr. Kranz gave me away at...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Joyette Mueller Boudreau - IL

“My condolences to the Kranz daughters. I attended St. Patrick's in Kankakee with the Kranz girls, and remember their mother as a lovely and gracious...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so very sorry for your loss - - a loss felt by all of us! We are so blessed and lucky to have had the pleasure of Grandma Kranz in our lives...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Ted, Judi and Patricia Keigher - IL

“Chris and familyOur hearts ache with the loss you feel. Everyone will miss Eileen. She was the spirit behind everything you did. Please accept our...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Kevin Nugent - Manteno, IL

“Dear Family, I send my condolences to you on the loss of your love one, it is amazing that she lived such a long life, not many of us will have that...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: A friend


Eileen was born on May 28, 1921 and passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Eileen was a resident of Silver Spring, Maryland at the time of passing.

She graduated from Austin High School in 1938 and worked as a comptometrist (bookkeeper) at Western Electric in Chicago, a predecessor of AT&T.

She married William Kranz in 1942 when he was serving in the Army Air Force in the Pacific theater during World War II.

Memorial Mass will be Celebrated at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 5949 Western Avenue NW, Washington, DC, on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. A funeral mass will be celebrated for Eileen at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Washington D.C. at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14th . Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, in Silver Spring, MD. A luncheon to celebrate Eileen's life will be held at Columbia Country Club, Chevy Chase, MD following the burial.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dennis J. Smith Legacy Foundation, 111 McGuire Drive, Manteno, IL 60950, to provide scholarships to deserving students at Bishop McNamara High School, Kankakee, IL, the alma mater of Eileen's daughters, Pam, Chris and Patty.

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