Josie Krantz Death – Obituary – Josie Krantz has sadly died after battling with MS for over 15 years. Josie passed away yesterday on September 18, 2021.
Ricky Marcus announce Josie’s death on Facebook;
“It’s with a very heavy heart I have to report, the mother of former state placer Steven Krantz from Fort Pierce Central, ( Josie Krantz) passed away last night at home. Steven was not home when his mom passed away last night because he’s at college. He accepted a scholarship to wrestle in the NAIA at St Thomas University in Miami. The family has battled serious medical issues in the past and never quit. His father had colon cancer which was in remission but returned to Steven’s senior year. Still, they were at all of his matches. It’s not yet known the cause of death but she did have MS. Please say a prayer for Steven and his family. If you are in a position to help this family financially, please do. Thank you.”
A GoFundMe page has been organized by Nonie Perone, she wrote;
“Yesterday, September 18, 2021, we lost a dear, sweet friend. Josie Krantz cared for everyone no matter what, even though she has been battling MS for over 15 years. She has been caring for & supporting her husband Steve (Monk) throughout his battle with Stage 4 colon cancer. Josie died suddenly and very unexpectedly, no one anticipated this & we are asking for help with funeral expenses & funds the support Steve and the family while they try to cope with her absence. She was a mighty force to be reckoned with, even from her wheelchair! She was a daughter, mother, sister, SIS, and always, a friend!”
A person wrote, “This means alot Ricky. The krantz family has become family to all of our central wrestlers and families. She will be missed dearly.”
Another wrote, “Thank you, Ricky Marcus, she loved this sport and became friends with so many people from all over the state, the wrestling community was so welcoming and fun, thank you, everyone, for the amazing gift of happiness you gave my wife and thank you for all of the prayers.”
Another wrote, “The Krafts family is the most caring and generous family. Josie was loved by the wrestlers and families alike. Central wrestling has lost a giant piece of its heart.”