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Milton Kranzler

May 25, 1920 — October 30, 2005

MILTON KRANZLER SALINA – Milton Kranzler, 85, died October 30, 2005 in Salina. He was born May 25, 1920 in Hosmer, SD the son of Gottlieb and Katherine (Doktor) Kranzler. He married Elsie May Yager on October 8, 1950. She survives. He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters; Lillian Orman, Ida Urban, Ruth Job, Esther Heyd, Peggy Wilson; and a brother Jacob Kranzler. Milton is survived by his wife, Elsie; son Dean and wife Loralee. Salina; brother, Rev. Walter Kranzler, Eureka, SD; two sisters, Ramona Pfieff, Lodi, CA and Flora Melfoff, Miller, SD; and a grandson Kody Kramer, Salina. During WW II, he served three years in Africa and Italy as Technician Fifth Grade Battery A, 339th Field Artillery Battalion. After his honorable discharge in 1945, he enrolled at Bradley University (Peoria, IL) where he studied watchmaking, engraving and jewelry repair. He received a diploma from Gemological Institute of America in Theory of Gemology, and the certification of Master Watchmaker. In Salina he worked at Vernons Jewelry and later, for many years at Phil Rose and Son Jewelers. Until recently he was a “taste-tester” at Tony’s. During retirement he enjoyed photography, gardening, Audubon Society, and being a Hotline telephone counselor. Milton was a member of, American Legion, VFW, Elks and Moose, all of Salina. He also loved to attend the Salina Community Theatre, Salina Art Center, Salina Symphony Orchestra, Rolling Hills Refuge and the programs of the Salina Arts and Humanities Commission. Funeral service will be held at the Ward Funeral Home in Washington, Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 2:00 PM. Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time on Wednesday. Interment will be held at the Morrowville Cemetery with Military Rites by Fort Riley Honor Guard. A memorial has been established to the Salina Symphony, Box 792, Salina, KS 67402-0792. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Milton Kranzler, please visit our flower store.


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