Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Dr. Kenneth K. Kraning & Virginia S. Kraning  

Dr. Kenneth K. Kraning Thursday, January 13, 1983
Rochester - Sentinel

Dr. Kenneth K. KRANING, 76, of 834 West Shore Drive, Culver, former Kewanna physician, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Charlton Methodist Hospital, Dallas, Texas. He had been in the hospital since Jan. 2.

He was born Dec. 15, 1906 in North Manchester to Charles and Carrie ARNOLD KRANING. He came to Culver in 1953 from Kewanna. He married Virginia SPEICHER Aug. 29, 1929. She survives. He paracticed [practiced] medicine in Kewanna since 1935. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Culver, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of General Practitioners and the Logansport Elks Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Luis (Kathleen) BENEDICT, Dallas, Taxas; a son, Kenneth K. KRANING II, Seattle, Wash. and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Wesley United Methodist Church, Culver, with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating. Private interment will be at the Culver Masonic Cemetery. The Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation. Contributions may be sent to the Wesley United Methodist church or the Heart Association.

Rochester Sentinel
Saturday, July 27, 2002
Virginia S. Kraning
May 15, 1907 Ė July 25, 2002

Virginia S. KRANING, 95, 907 Juniper Place, Bloomington, died at 12:25 p.m. Thursday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born in Ashville, N.C., to Daniel E. and Alice M. SPEICHER, she married Dr. Kenneth K. KRANING on Aug. 29, 1929. He preceded her on Jan. 11, 1983.

She lived on Lake Maxinkcuckee from 1953 to 1987, when she moved to Bloomington. She grew up in Urbana and was an Urbana High School granduate. She attended North Central College and Manchester College, where she received a bachlorís degree in nutiriton. She also earned a masterís degree in nuturition at Indiana University.

Mrs. Kraning worked several years within the family owned and operated company, Cyclone Seeder, as an executive. She was an American Red Cross volunteer during World War II, was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and Epsilon Nu Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority. She enjoyed nature, watching and feeding all types of birds and growing geraniums.

Surivors include a daughter, Kathleen and husband Luis BENEDICTO, Duncanville, Texas; four granddaughters, Carrie and husband Richard OPARA, Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and husband Michael McCURDY, Flower Mound, Texas, Mary BENEDICTO, Duncanville, Texas, and Susan and husband Brian OLSON, McKinney, Texas; two grandsons, Kenneth KRANING III, Seattle Washington, and Christopher KRANING, Orange County, Calif., and two great-granddaughters, Zoe DENTON, McKinney, and Olivla OPARA, Columbia, Md. She was preceded by her husband, a son, Kenneth K. KRANING II, a brother, Harold SPEICHER, and two sister, Naomi ULLOM and Miriam FAUST.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Interment will be at Culver Masonic Cemetery, Culver. Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent via the Web site,

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