2017-06-01 / Life in Leelanau

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Armanda Krantz


ARMANDA KRANTZ has lived in Suttons Bay since her family moved there after her dad retired from the Navy in 1974. ARMANDA KRANTZ has lived in Suttons Bay since her family moved there after her dad retired from the Navy in 1974. Name: Armanda Krantz

Town or township of residence: I live in the village of Suttons Bay.

Resident since: We moved here in 1974 when my dad retired from the Navy.

Age and birthplace: I am 51 and was born in Port Smith, Virginia Naval Hospital.

Occupation: I am a program assistant for Leelanau Senior Services.

Marital Status: I am married to my husband Matt.

You live in Leelanau County because: This is my home, I don’t think that there’s any better place to be.

Last good movie you saw: I don’t watch a lot of movies but the last good one that I saw was “Inglourious Basterds.”

Last good book you read: I like books that are a funny and fast read, so anything by Janet Evanovich.

If you could trade places with one person for one day, it would be: I wouldn’t want to trade places with anyone. I wouldn’t want any other person’s worries or problems.

Things important to you that you’ve accomplished so far: I would have to say my family. I have my husband Matt and my three sons named Andrew, Adam and Zach. I also have two beautiful grandchildren named Kolt and Briar. I also love my job. Those are my greatest accomplishments.

What you hope to be doing in 10 years: I hope to still be working for Leelanau Senior Services and enjoying this beautiful county.

Things you lose sleep over: I lose sleep over concerns over people that I care about.

If you could change one thing in Leelanau County it would be: I wouldn’t change anything, I love it here, this is the land of delight.

Favorite dessert: Wedding cake with buttercream frosting and fruit filling.

Are you a coffee drinker? I drink one large cup of coffee a day and that’s it.

Favorite place in Leelanau County: My deck is my favorite place because it is very relaxing where I live.

If you had more time you would: I would explore the area more and play tourist here to see the places that everyone loves to visit.

The words that best describe you are: Hardworking, creative and family-oriented.

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