HUDSON – Gene George Krankenberg, 78, died March 2 in Overland Park. Born May 20, 1932 in Udall,he was the son of Leo and Lorine Krankenberg. A long time resident of Hudson, he was a farmer. On Sept. 26, 1955 he married Chiemi Ishimaru in Japan.
Gene was in the Navy and a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Krankenberg and George Krankenberg of Hudson; a daughter Amy Highfill and son-in-law Jay Highfill of Overland Park; eight grandchildren, Megan, Tavis, Jeremy, Jenna, Kayla, Lydia, Caleb and Morgan. He was preceded in death by his parents; beloved Chiemi; brother, Keith; and grandson G.T.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at the Trinity Community Church in Hudson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Hudson Community Club Development Fund, 1161 Northeast 40th Avenue, Hudson, KS, 67545.
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