Obituary for Anne K (Winter) Trankle

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Anne K (Winter) Trankle

October 11, 1918 - January 1, 2016

Anne K. (Winter) Trankle, age 97 passed away Friday morning, January 1, 2016 at the Franklin United Methodist Community. She was a resident of Franklin.

Anne was born October 11, 1918, in Brooklyn, New York to the late Angus and Mabel (Kriebel) Winter. She was raised in Maplewood, New Jersey and graduated in 1936 from Columbia High School. Anne went on to become a proud graduate of Penn State University, earning a degree in Bacteriology in 1940.

Anne served as a Pharmacist's Mate First Class during World War II, serving in the WAVES of the United States Navy at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital. While there, she met Robert Trankle of Rapid City, South Dakota, who was also serving in the U.S. Navy. They were married in Rapid City on October 25, 1946. As Robert completed his education, they lived in Vermillion, South Dakota, Omaha, Nebraska and Iowa City, Iowa. They have been residents of Franklin since 1963.

Anne worked as a lab technician at Atterbury Job Corps and at the office of Dr. Hugh Andrews. She also worked as a med-tech at the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin.

Anne was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Franklin and active in the AAUW. She enjoyed volunteering at the Johnson County Museum of History and also taught children how to knit at the Franklin Girls Club.

Anne is survived by her husband, Robert Trankle of Franklin; three daughters: Elizabeth (Keith) Mardis of Springfield, MO; Janet (Bill) Phillips of Mitchell and Nancy (Bill) Kirklin of Franklin; 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sisters and their husbands: Irma (Hank) McCall of West Palm Beach, FL and Mary Janet (Paul) Damon of Tucson, AZ.

The Rev. Peter Jessen will conduct a Celebration of Life Service at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Wright Chapel of the Franklin United Methodist Community 1070 W. Jefferson St. in Franklin. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Tuesday. Funeral services have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Anne to the Johnson County Humane Society: 3827 Graham Rd, Franklin, IN 46131 or to Girls Inc. of Johnson County: 200 E. Madison St., Franklin, IN 46131.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Trankle family at Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: October 11, 1918
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Linda Kirkvold Brandhagen posted on 1/1/00

To Bob, Betty, Janet, Nancy, and their families. Our hearts are sad to learn of Anne's passing. She was an amazing woman and made her mark in this world in her profession and her family life. It's been quite a few years since the last time I saw her but she and your dad travelled to Rapid City to care for Della and George after George had his bypass. And they weren't kids either! We will lift you up in prayers of comfort and consolation because no matter what, we are only blessed with one mom and one dad and it leaves a heart-ache. Blessing to you all, Linda Kirkvold Brandhagen


Cindy Pitts Hein posted on 1/1/00

I am so sorry to hear of Anne's death. I just learned of it today (1/16/16). Our families had many good times together. All of you are in my prayers. Cindy Pitts Hein