Marcella Edna Crane


March 31, 1919 - September 10, 2012




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



Thursday, September 13, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, September 14, 2012
10:30 AM
Endeavor Presbyterian Church
Fedora, South Dakota


Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Artesian, South Dakota

Posted by Kathryn Crane Vest on September 12, 2012
She is on her new adventure with the Lord. I have such great memories to keep forever. I wish I could be there to say goodbye. Love always, your grandaughter, Kathryn
Posted by Weyland and Sharon Hvam on September 11, 2012
Marcella was a member of my extension club and I always enjoyed her during those years. She was always friendly and willing to help wherever needed. She always had a smile and a sincere laugh. She has been missed since she went to Mitchell.
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