Marcella Edna Crane was born March 31, 1919, rural Menno, to Edward and Christina (Edelman) Klasi. She graduated from Molan #60 School at Menno. She attended high school at Menno and Hurley and graduated from Freeman High School in 1936. In 1937, she graduated from the Mitchell Business College. She married Donald McDaniel, July 27, 1939 at Mitchell. She later married Ivan Crane June 7, 1946, at Mitchell. She and Ivan farmed at Fedora for many years, until she moved to Rosewood Court and later Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell.
She was a very active member of the Fedora Congregational Church and the Endeavor Presbyterian Church in Fedora. She was active in 4-H, was a 4-H Leader and an avid sports fan.
She is survived by five children: Keith McDaniel and wife, Becky of North Platte, NE; Royce Crane and wife, Marilyn of Suwanee, GA; Larry Crane and wife, Mary of Mitchell, SD; Doyle Crane of Fedora, SD; Arlan Crane and wife, Tu of Longmont, CO; eleven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ivan, her parents, her granddaughter, Brenda McDaniel and her grandson, Adam Crane