Ron "RD" Crane
Ron "RD" Crane, 83, of Iowa City, and formerly of Mason City, died on Dec. 31, 2020, at his home in Iowa City.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. NE, Mason City.
The son of Howard and Lottie (Lee) Crane, Ron was born on Aug. 15, 1937, in Hampton, Iowa. He attended Mason City High School, graduating among the Class of 1955.
On April 5, 1957, Ron was united in marriage to Nancy Schurtz. Together they would be blessed with three sons, Jeff, Rus and Steve.
Ron worked for the Des Moines Register and Tribune in circulation for 50 years prior to his retirement.
Those grateful in sharing in Ron's life are his wife, Nancy; sons, Jeff (Jan) Crane, and their son, Charlie, Rus Crane, and his children, Sam, Alec and Chase; and Steve (Jill) Crane, and his children, Abbi and Tate; three great-granddaughters, Hayden, Rowan and Haisley; brother, Roger (Darlene) Crane; brother-in-law, Dr. Steve (Cheryl) Schurtz; and several nieces and nephews as well as extended relatives and many friends.
Ron is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Howard Crane; brother in infancy, Robert Crane; and brother-in-law, Dr. Russell Schurtz.
Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. NE, Mason City. (641) 423-2372. colonialchapels.com.