Please remember in your prayers William “Red” Krantz, the stepfather of University of St. Thomas Health Service nurse Beth Cotton and the grandfather of UST senior Danielle Cotton.

William, 89, of South St. Paul, died Sunday, Dec. 20. He spent 33 years as a naval aviator and served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 23, at the St. John Vianney Catholic Church in South St. Paul.

An obituary and guestbook can be found in this St. Paul Pioneer Press Web site.