William H. Crane
William H. Crane, 91, of rural Mederville, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg. He was born January 1, 1923, to William Peter and Cora (Thurber) Crane, in Pony Hollow, rural Elkader. Bill attended country school in Pony Hollow and Elkader High School. He was united in marriage to Florence Yonda in 1949, and they later divorced.
Bill was a farmer his whole life. He enjoyed dancing and fishing.
Survivors include four sons: Bill (Jane) Crane of Apache Junction, AZ; Dick (Debbie) Crane of Elkader; Kenny (Jerilyn) Crane of Strawberry Point; and Dave (Pam) Crane of Garden Valley, CA; two daughters, Karen Nealis of Avon Park, FL; and Patricia (Joe) Graf of FL; grandchildren, Adam Crane, DeAnn Crane, Dana Richard, Eric (Mandy) Crane, Aaron (Kate) Crane, Matt (Carrie) Crane, Mike Crane (Shaunda), Bobby Crane, Alissa Crane, Harry (Beth) Heins, Kathy Roland, Greg (Joann) Kramer, Brian (Katina) Kramer; numerous great-grandchildren and many friends.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, William R. Crane, and two brothers, Charles and Alonzo Crane.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader with Pastor Rusty Phillips officiating. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 2, 2014, at the funeral home and one hour before services on Tuesday. Interment was at Mederville Cemetery, Mederville, Iowa
Leonard Funeral Home of Elkader is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left with www.leonardfuneralhomes.com