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Keith Allen Kraning

November 12, 1940 ~ August 27, 2019 (age 78)

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Keith Allen Kraning, 78, of Peru, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 after a courageous fight with Alzheimer’s.

Keith was born on November 12, 1940, at home, to John and Mabel Kraning.  He was the youngest of four children.  He graduated in 1959 from Jefferson Township High School in Mexico, Indiana.  In the summer of 1959, he met his loving wife, Susie Waymire of Peru.  On April 8, 1962, they were united in marriage by Reverend John Evans in the Peru Grace Brethren Church.  Together, they took over the family farm, raising cattle, sheep, and hogs.  The Lord blessed them with two sons and one daughter.

Keith worked part time for LeVaughn Gross Construction, building beautiful homes and buildings, with Mr. Weenie being his first construction project.  In his spare time, he enjoyed riding his Honda Gold Wing and hunting mushrooms and game.  He was quite a marksman.

Keith and Susie shared 57 years of life’s adventures, and the family tree continued to grow.  Surviving, in addition to his wife Susie, is a brother, Harold (Norma) Kraning of Peru; a sister, Marcella (Ken) Hively of Wabash; sons John (Jerra) Kraning of Peru and Eric (Missy) Kraning of Peru; daughter Angela (Jason) Rouch of Peru.  Also, grandchildren Kris (Sarah) Kraning, Kendra Kraning, Kayla Kraning, Bart Kraning, Mallory Hall, Evan Murphy, Keith Rouch, and Ashley Rouch; step-grandchildren Andrew and Nick Moreland, Hannah Burney, and Taylor and Joey Horn.  In addition, six great-grandchildren.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents John and Mabel Kraning, sister Florabel Kraning, and brother-in-law Ken Hively.

Visitation will be held from 3pm – 7pm on Monday, September 2, 2019 at the Peru Grace Brethren Church, 430 South Broadway, Peru, Indiana.  Funeral service will be held at 11am on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, with Pastor Dave Jodry officiating.  Burial will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru, Indiana.

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September 2, 2019

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Peru Grace Brethren Church
430 South Broadway
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
September 3, 2019

11:00 AM
Peru Grace Brethren Church
430 South Broadway
Peru, IN 46970

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