He was a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church in Lansing, a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Navy, and a member of the Morley S. Oates, Post #701, VFW. He was employed by Michigan Farm Bureau for many years.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Lowell Crane; his sister, Edith McManus; and great-grandson, Nicholas McCord. He is survived by his wife, Dolores N.; children, Carol L. (Rev. Walter) Ledogar of New Lenox, IL, Barbara A. (Rev. Gerald) Kovac of St. Louis, MO, Christina E. (Paul) Blackney of Atlanta, GA, and Harold G. Crane of Westmont, IL; stepsons, David (Audrey) Putman of Lansing, James (Deb) Putman of Holt, Dean (Sue) Putman of Rochester Hills; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brother, Larry Crane of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Christ Lutheran Church, 122 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, with Pastor Zerit Yohannes officiating. Interment will follow in Deepdale Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and relatives from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, Lansing, MI. Arrangements by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.