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Obituary: Bradford "Brad" L. Crane

Obituary: Bradford "Brad" L. Crane

January 29th, 2017 in Obituaries

Bradford "Brad" L. Crane, 66, of Fulton, Mo., went to be with his Savior on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital in Mexico. Brad was born on June 21, 1950, in Columbia to Carl Bradford and Betty Jean Koch Crane, who preceded him in death. On March 31, 1973, he married Deborah Newman in Columbia and she survives. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. He had been employed as an electrical planner for Ameren Callaway Nuclear Plant before retirement. He was also a member of IBEW Local 257. Brad enjoyed participating in all kinds of sports activities such as golf, racquetball and fishing. He very much enjoyed hobbies like building and restoring old cars. He was quite the craftsman and built several houses. After Brad and Debbie were married they moved to the Millersburg area where they have resided for 43 years. Brad and Debbie enjoyed traveling to many interesting and beautiful places, their favorite being New Zealand. He was a member of the Millersburg Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He truly loved the people there and serving where needed. He was a loving and caring husband and father and will truly be missed by all his family. He is also survived by a daughter: Heather Crane-Pecosky and husband, Mike of Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin; a brother, Larry Crane of St. Louis and a sister, Sarah Schlichter of Moberly. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p. m., Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dennis Peterson officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 30, 2017, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Millersburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Alzheimer's Association, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, MO 65202. Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at www.bachyager.com.