Frances Crandall, 88

Published 4:18 pm Saturday, September 10, 2011

Frances Crandall

Frances (Mrs. Angelo) Crandall, 88, of Austin died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin.

Frances Anna Kramer, the daughter of Jacob and Mary Augusta (Elfert) Kramer, was born June 11, 1923, in Mitchell, S.D. She was united in marriage to Angelo “Buzz” Crandall on May 9, 1944. Together they raised two sons (David and Duane “Jake”) and a daughter (Carol). Fran was a generous and loving wife, mother and friend who loved golfing, square dancing and canning (preserving the bounty from her and Buzz’s garden). She was a longtime member of Queen of Angels and worked at the Philomathian Religious Books & Gifts in Austin for several years.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years (Buzz); three children, David (Mary) Crandall of Austin, Carol (Jim) LeDuc of St. Paul, and Duane “Jake” (Angel) of Sunfish Lake; six grandchildren, Angie Crandall (Sean McGuire), Adam Crandall (Katie Giedt), Nicole LeDuc Meehan (John), Claire LeDuc, Allison Crandall Burke (John), and Sarah Crandall; five great-grandchildren, Kieran, Darby, Beatrice, Benjamin, and Lucas. She was preceded in death by her parents and seven siblings.

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A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. There will be a 3 p.m. CCW rosary and a 4:30 p.m. wake on Sunday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and one hour before the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Pacelli High School or donor’s choice.