Donald E. Crane,  84,  died  Monday, June 22, 2009 at Presbyterian Manor of the Plains at Dodge City.


Donald E. Crane,  84,  died  Monday, June 22, 2009 at Presbyterian Manor of the Plains at Dodge City.
    He was born on September 10, 1924 at Dodge City the son of Donald E Sr.and Ellen (Baird) Crane.  He married Pauline Diehl on October 12, 1947 in Dodge City, she survives.
     He was a lifelong farmer and stockman residing in Wright.
  Survivors include two sons Bill and wife Lana Crane of Wright, Ed and wife Melissa Crane of Topeka and one daughter Trish and husband Ward Schraeder of Salina; two sisters Marjorie and husband Doug Howarter of Dodge City, Mary-Ellen and husband Harley Foulks of Garden City; 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
    Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church Rev. Jerald Burns and  Mr. Larry Williams presiding.  Burial will follow at Greencrest Cemetery in Dodge City.
     Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at Swaim Funeral Home.
    Memorials can be made to Hospice Of The Prairie or the First Christian Church in care of the funeral home. Personal Condolences may be left at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.