Joseph A. Krenz
Published: November 25, 2012
JOSEPH A. KRENZ, 82, of Little Rock, passed in peace, surrounded by loved ones, on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. He was born on July 12, 1930 in Boone, Iowa to his parents Anna and Joe Krenz. He grew up in Iowa along with his beloved older sister, Mary.
He received a B.S. degree from Iowa State University in Math and Statistics in 1952. In 1955, he earned his M.S. degree in actuarial sciences from the University of Iowa. He began his lifelong actuarial career as an assistant actuary at the National Old Line Insurance Company from 1955-1964. He went on to serve as the executive vice president and actuary, and later president and actuary, for American Foundation Life from 1965-1971. From 1971-1974, he was the life and health actuary for the Arkansas Insurance Department. In 1974, he opened a Little Rock Actuarial Consulting Office for Milliman & Robertson, a national actuarial consulting firm. Joe opened his own consulting firm in 1977, and practiced as an actuarial consultant to most of the small and medium sized Arkansas insurance companies until 2012. He was a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Anna and Joe Krenz; his sister, Mary Blanshan, and his nephews, Gary and Steven Blanshan. Left to honor and remember Joe are his daughter, Karen Miller of Houston, Texas; grandson, Daniel Miller of Little Rock, Ark.; granddaughter, Sarah Miller of Houston, Texas; nephew, Mark Blanshan of Boone, Iowa and special friend and ex-wife, Betty Krenz of Little Rock, Ark.
His passing on Thanksgiving Day symbolizes how thankful his loved ones are to have been blessed with him in their lives. His joy for life and the Dallas Cowboys, sense of humor, and ongoing support for those he loved will impact their lives forever.
Private burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville, Ark.
A memorial celebration service will be held at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home Chapel, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Ark., (501) 224-8300, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends following the service.
Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock, Ark. 72201, Central Arkansas Library System, 100 Rock Street, Little Rock, Ark. 72201, or to the Chamber Music Society of Little Rock, c/o St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1000 North Mississippi Avenue, Little Rock, Ark. 72207.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.