John "Keith" Crane, 84, of Bloomfield, passed away 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at Bell Trace Health and Living Center in Bloomington.
Born Jan. 16, 1924 in Solsberry, he was the son of John Edward and Blanche Mae (Bullock) Crane.
He was an ammunition specialist for NWSC Crane retiring Jan. 16, 1981 after 35 years of service. He served his country with the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was a member of the Solsberry Christian Church, Solsberry Masonic Lodge 411, Solsberry American Legion Post 450, and the Stanford Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving relatives include: one son, Kent Crane and his wife Suellen of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Louann Garrett and husband Eric of Mooresville and Lisa Childress and husband Ron of Bloomfield; three sisters, Joann Haywood of Bloomfield, Laura Jean Hollingshead of Atlanta, Ga., and Mary Lou Corlett of Martinsville; eight grandchildren, Scott Crane and wife Martha, Steven Crane and wife Kate, Eric Crane and wife Jiyoung, Kasie Johnson and husband Mark, Luke Childress and wife Tina, Jonathan Childress, Jordan Childress, and Jason Childress; five great, grandchildren, Alex Crane, Abby Crane, Brooke Crane, Justin Crane, and JD Childress.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Madge Marie (Oliphant) Crane on July 20, 2001.
Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Solsberry Christian Church, with the Rev. Byron Williams, the Rev. Erin Miller, Stewart Cobine, and Jim Weimer officiating. Interment will be in Solsberry cemetery, where military services will be conducted by Solsberry American Legion Post 450.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service Saturday. All visitation and the service are at the Solsberry Christian Church.
Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home of Bloomfield is in charge of the arrangements.
The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to Solsberry Christian Church or Special Olympics Indiana 6100 W. 96th Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46278.
Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.