HUGOTON – Donald Ray Crane, 74, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Kansas Medical Center in Andover.
He was born Nov. 17, 1935, to Walter Eugene and Sarah Gracie (Armour) Crane in Hugoton.
He married Karolyn Gentzler Aug. 25, 1957.
He later married Beverly Lueschen Sept. 5, 1987, in Las Vegas. She survives.
He owned and operated Crane Supply Auto Parts Store in Hugoton. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
He was a member of the First Christian Church in Hugoton.
He was a member of Jaycee’s, V.F.W., Masonic Lodge, Shriner’s, Scottish Rights, Consistory and KU’s K Club.
He is also survived by two sons, Perry Don Crane and wife, Billie, Hugoton, and Barry Matthew Crane, Hugoton; two daughters, Tammie Renae Peterson and husband, Steve, Hugoton and Tricia Diane Ungles and husband, Barry, Ulysses; one stepson, Steven Collins and wife, Yi, Dodge City; one stepdaughter, Jerri Collins and Jane Bergenchneider, Topeka; one brother, Robert Crane and wife, Marilyn, Hugoton; one sister, Linda Teel and husband, Ike, Cheyenne; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Jenanetta Lynn Crane; one grandson, Chasse Peterson; one brother, Charles Crane; one nephew, Ronald Crane; and one niece, Charla Holder.
o Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church in Hugoton with Minister Randy Nash presiding.
Military graveside services will be conducted by Hugoton Vets Group, Fort Riley Honor Guard and Patriot Guard at the Hugoton Cemetery.
Friends may call until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the ALS or Hugoton V.F.W. in care of Paul’s Funeral Home, P.O. Box 236, Hugoton, K.S. 67951.