THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Audrey J. Hranach
Issue Date: August 20, 2014
Audrey Jean Hall Ewald Hranach, 88, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at Bickford Senior Living, Rockford, Ill.
Born Dec. 11, 1925, in San Francisco, Ca., she spent her early years in Kenosha before moving to Menominee, Mi. She graduated from Menominee High School in 1944 and married her high school sweetheart, Kenneth Hranach Sept. 13, 1947. He preceded her in death in 2006 and she then moved to Rockford to be near family.
An accomplished artist in oil and water color, she showed her paintings at galleries and shows in Michigan and Wisconsin. She left a legacy of art for her family and friends. She enjoyed singing in the Menominee River Sweet Adeline 's Chorus and the couple were active square dancers for many years. A member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Loves Park, Ill., she was a past member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Menominee, Mi.
She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl (Walter) Peters, of Rockford, Ill.; a son, Barry (Mary) Hranach, of Clarkston, Mi.; a sister, Marian (Glenn) Anderson, of McAllister; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; parents, Clara Hall Ewald and Earle Hall; stepfather, Raymond Ewald and a brother, Robert Hall.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be held at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menominee. Memorials may be made to Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, 616 11th Ave., Menominee, MI, 49858.