Jerome (Jerry) Cranny


November 4, 1939 - December 31, 2017


Jerome (Jerry) Cranny, 78, of Mitchell, SD died Sunday, December 31, 2017 at his home. Memorial services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Mitchell. Arrangements are with the Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Jerome Cranny was born November 4, 1939 to Gerald and Kathryn (Wagner) Cranny in Chamberlain, SD. He graduated from Plankinton High School and entered the US Air Force, where he served from 1957-1961. On December 31, 1960 he married Linda Kay Balding. He was baptized as a Jehovah’s Witness in 1974.

He was employed at Universal Studios as a printer in California. In 1971 he returned to Mitchell, SD and was a printer for McLoed’s Printing and Office Supply in Mitchell and at Avera Queen of Peace until his retirement in 2010.

Jerry enjoyed hunting, watching racing, cheering for the Vikings, and especially enjoyed his granddaughters and attending their activities.  

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Linda Cranny, Mitchell; two sons Jim (Chris) Cranny, Mitchell and Jeff (Tammie) Cranny, LeSeur, MN; three granddaughters, Jordyn, Ella, and Lucy; and siblings Barb Viereck, Larchwood, IA, Pat Cranny, Plankinton, SD, Terry Koch, Sioux Falls, and Bernie Koch, Casper, WY.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


None Scheduled


Saturday, January 6, 2018
1:00 PM
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
2707 SD-37
Mitchell, SD 57301

Posted by Kim Gamber on January 5, 2018
Thinking of you all at this sad time. May God Bless you with His grace and mercy.
Posted by Todd Viereck on January 5, 2018
So sorry for your loss uncle Jerry was such a nice man my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you
Posted by Jamie Grosdidier on January 5, 2018
Jim and Family,
Deepest sympathy on your loss. May God be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Posted by Loren VanOverschelde Family on January 4, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
Posted by Jim Nolan on January 2, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the family of Jerry! He was a classmate and friend and will be missed!! My thoughts and prayers are with you!!
Posted by Richard and Mary (Waters) Goudy on January 2, 2018
Linda:So sorry for your loss.
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