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William R. Crane
William Robert Crane, 88, of Menominee passed away on Thursday, Oct. 24.
Born June 13, 1925 in Marinette, to the late Richard and Martha (Brukhardt) Crane, he served in the United States Navy during World War II. He married the former Marilyn Enstrom May 16, 1948 and she preceded him in death April 25, 2001. He worked as a parts manager at Pristel Pontiac-GMC, Inc. in Marinette from 1969 until his retirement in 1988.
A member of Bethel Lutheran Church of Menominee and past member of Big Brothers, he spent many hours as a volunteer at BAMC and enjoyed woodworking.
He is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Tom) Doubek and Linda Bowman, both of Rockford, Ill.; a son, Steve and Cindy Crane, of Menominee; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many other family members and friends.
Along with his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lurena Wurhman and Dolly Crabtree and two brothers, Richard and Arthur Crane.
Family and friends called at Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 4 p.m. until the time of services at 5:30 p.m. Rev. Scott Ehle officiated. A memorial fund has been established in his name and expressions of sympathy and kindness can be directed to a family member.
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