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Funeral: 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Visitation: 1 until 3 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home
Burial: Bunker Cemetery
Robin Hugh Krantz, age 69, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Thursday afternoon, June 3, 2021, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
He was born March 4, 1952, in Flora, the son of James and Pearl (Manning) Krantz. He married Frances D. Williams on November 13, 1978, in Rinard. He and Francie have shared all of life’s events and special occasions together including 42 wedding anniversaries.
Rob worked in the oil field, as a farmhand, and bred paint and quarter horses. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and a founding member of the Flatlanders Motorcycle Club. He also served in the US Army.
Rob worked harder than the next guy and played harder than the next ten guys. He was a man of few words. He listened more than he talked, but when he did speak it was something you wanted to listen to. He loved motorcycles, arrowheads, rock-and-roll music, horses, his John Deere 4020 tractor, shade trees, old westerns, and family. He was not a complicated man, but definitely one you wanted on your side. Rob never took himself too seriously and his sense of humor was not always evident at first, but was appreciated by all who knew him well. He leaves behind a wealth of family, friends, and fond memories.
Rob is survived by his wife, Frances Krantz; a son, Chad Traub and wife Jennifer; and 2 grandsons, Owen and Eli Traub, all of Flora. He is also survived by a brother, Bill Krantz of Farina; a sister, Wanda McDowell and husband Ronnie of Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Evelyn Lynn Shamhart and husband Clyde; and a sister-in-law, Mary Krantz.
A funeral ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with Ben Farleigh officiating. Burial will follow in Bunker Cemetery, near Rinard, with military funeral honors presented. Visitation will be from 1 until 3 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to Christ’s Church of Flora and will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a condolence or memory, visit: www.frankandbright.com
We extend our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Francie, we are so sorry to hear of Rob's passing. We know that he has been ill for a long time, however, it is still a shock when this happens. Please know that you and your family is in our prayers for comfort and peace during this very difficult time. We have lost a good neighbor. Rest in Peace, Rob. Francie, if there is anything that you need, call us. If you need someone to just talk to, feel free to call.
Our deepest sympathies to the you, Francie and your family.
Heaven gained a great man and friend Thursday will be missed.
Francie and Family: I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May you feel God’s comfort and love during this difficult time and in the days ahead.
So sorry for your loss, praying for your family.
So sorry to hear this. Your right on the wanting to listen. When he did speak.
I am so sorry to hear the news. I have fond memories of Red Eye. Keeping all of you in thought and prayer.
I will always remember Rob’s kind smile, and the positive impact he had on all who met him. Will always cherish all the memories with you and Rob. He was a truly special man. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Sending you love and hugs, Francie.
So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.
So sorry to hear of Rob’s passing. He was a wonderful man, my brother Jon and I have so many fond memories of hanging around the horse farm and learning tons from the Krantz family. ❤️
Francie, we are so sorry for your loss. Rob was a good guy and friend. He will be missed.
So sorry to hear about your loss. Love and hugs
Conditions, Chad and family, for your loss. Praying for comfort as you go through this difficult time. With deepest sympathy.
My heartfelt condolences, This world would be a much better place if there were more of Rob Krantz's such a Good Man who Loved his family & friends!! Sending my Love & Prayers 🙏❤🇺🇸RIP Redeye
SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS..MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS..
Used to stop and visit with him up on the hill or in the horse barn , he'll be missed .
My sincere thoughts and prayers to family, Rob was a great guy, what a great tribute,
Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with the family. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow.
MISSING MY BEST FRIEND SINCE GRADE SCHOOL, HE WILL TRULY BE MISSED
Francie, I am so sorry for your loss. Rob was a good neighbor that we were able to call on for help. I knew he had been sick but it was still a shock to read of his death. It was a wonderful obituary. Brought back some fond memories of years past.
Thoughts a d prayers and hugs to you and your family. Love you. ❤️
So sorry for your loss prayers for you, family and friends, he was a good man and will be missed
so sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for the family.