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Victor Robert Crane

March 19, 1937 — January 1, 2022

Paw Paw

Victor Robert Crane, 84, of Paw Paw, MI went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday January 1, 2022 at his home with his family at his side.

He was born March 19, 1937 in Logansport, Indiana, the son of the late Thomas G. Crane and Thelma (Cordell) Webster.  At the age of 5 his family moved to Niles, Mi.  Victor was a standout wrestler in High School, graduating from Niles High in 1955.

After High School he attended Western Michigan University where he majored in History and played baseball.

Victor was united in marriage on March 29, 1960, in Kalamazoo, MI to Sharon (Saratore) Crane who survives.

In 1963 he began his career with the UpJohn Company and retired after 36 dedicated years of service in 1999.  He was a devoted husband and beloved father and Poppy to his 3 daughters: Michelle (Rosonald) Bell, Laurie (Jason) Carter and Stacey Crane, 12 Grandchildren and 17 Great-grandchildren.

Victor was an avid sports fan especially of the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. He became a talented and established musician in his younger years. He was the drummer of many traveling bands.

Victor was preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Crane, his brothers, Thomas I. Crane, Donald Crane, and infant sister, Eunice Crane.

Due to the pandemic, a private mass at Saint Mary Catholic Church was held. Burial followed at Saint Mary Cemetery. There will be a public celebration of life held in the Summer 2022. Please refer back to the website for further details.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic School, Paw Paw, MI

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