Sharon Kranz, 73, mother of Chatfield man

Sharon (Dahl) Kranz, 73, of Rochester, died on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Rochester - Methodist Campus.

She was born on May 14, 1945, to Andy and Clarice (Braithwaite) Dahl. She was the third of five children.

Growing up in St. Charles, she shared many great days with her siblings and parents as well as grandparents Dahl and Braithwaite.

She married Ronnie Allen and together the couple had three children, Ricky LaVern, Randy Lee and Tamera Kay. They eventually went their separate ways, staying in contact for their love of their children.

She is survived by her son, Ricky (Shari) Allen of Chatfield; her daughter, Tammy McCabe of Fountain; seven grandchildren, Kasondra, Ryan, Brandon, Danielle, Joe, Samantha and Jacob; ten great-grandchildren; siblings, Robert (Phyllis) Dahl of Chatfield, Ronald Dahl of Wabasha and John “Jack” (Marie) Dahl of Dover.

She was preceded in death by a son, Randy Lee Allen, on Nov. 4, 1984; a grandson, Tanner Allen and her sister, Carol Anne Kraemer.

Memorial services for her were held on Sunday, Feb. 3, at St. Charles United Methodist Church with the Rev. Heather E. Klason officiating. Burial followed in Pilot Mound Cemetery.

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