Edward “Ed” Leroy Crane, Sr., age 77, of Bloomfield, passed away at 11:50 pm on Monday, November 22, 2021, at Our Hospice of Southern Indiana in Columbus. He was born in Plummer, IN on April 3, 1944, the son of Roy & Joyce May (Bruce) Crane.
He worked at Illinois Central-Bridge Gang, RCA for 34 years, Otis Elevator and Boston Scientific. He also owned Crane Auction for several years. He married Sherry Diann (Tolen) Crane on May 22, 1963 and she survives.
Ed is also survived by his son, Edward L. “Butch” Crane, Jr. of Terre Haute; daughter, Tina Crane of Worthington; grandchildren, Travis (Veronica) Crane, Lynsey McCafferty, Ryan (Jessica) Crane, Stacey Kelly, Zach (Haleigh) Bonen and Zane Bonen; great grandchildren, Hailee Crane, Austin Crane, McKayla Crane, Gilberto Jr. Santiago, Jaxon Crane, Michael Witnik, Kynnzleigh Gray, Sarah Simpson, Madalynn Simpson, Aydon Simpson, Maya Simpson and Ella Simpson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jimmy Joe Crane; in-laws, Robert and Martha Vandenter Tolen; siblings, Louise Marie Crane, Katherine Louise Crane, Evelyn Mae Crane Correll, Murl Delmont Crane, Judith Kay Crane Gambil, Vicki Tolen Misner, Dolores Tolen Sparks and Morris Sparks.
Funeral service will be held at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 27, 2021, with Brian Sparks officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Chapel Cemetery in Lyons.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service.
Online condolences may be shared with Ed’s family at www.welchcornett.com.