Paul Krantz, 70 years old, beloved father and adoring husband, departed this world on Tuesday, June 13th, 2023, from his own home in Urbandale, Iowa, amongst loved ones who will miss him dearly. After Mandy, his cherished wife of 32 years, and mother to his kids, passed away suddenly in 2014, Paul fought multiple myeloma for 9 long years, with the help of his family, before succumbing to the disease, eventually.
Before retiring, Paul worked at Meredith Corporation as a magazine editor for Better Homes and Gardens, among others, a job which he, and Mandy, moved to Iowa for in 1978, after both graduated from the University of Connecticut, in their home state. Today he leaves behind his two sons, Jeff and Glenn, his daughter-in-law Nicole, and his grandchild Ayla “Ayden” Krantz, along with his sisters Diane and Katie, and Ginger, his chubby orange tabby. He was preceded into death by his parents Edward and Frances, and his brother Ted.
In life Paul was known for his shrewd wit and keen, dry sense of humor. He held deeply that all people and living things should be treated with love and respect, and dreamt of a world where that was the case. Always an enthusiastic traveler, Paul loved discovering museums and attending live theatre with Mandy, before she passed. At home he was a skilled chef and ambitious gardener, and in his later years enjoyed crossword puzzles and feeding the birds, and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team with his son, Jeff.
A memorial celebration of Paul’s life will be held in his home for his friends and family. In lieu of flowers, Paul would encourage contributions to Planned Parenthood Federation of America or the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to help make the world he wanted to see a reality.