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Dean Milton Crane, 66, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away April 18, 2013 at his home. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 26, 2013 at 2 pm at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, 12251 Antioch, Overland Park with a reception following. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the charity of your choice.
Dean was born December 2, 1946 in Gardner, Kansas, the son of Oscar and Esther (Hower) Crane. He graduated from Olathe North High School in 1964 and Emporia State in 1968 and received a Master of Arts in 1977 from the University of Kansas. Dean taught for 36 years in the Shawnee Mission School District and especially enjoyed teaching U. S. Government. He loved fishing, tennis, music and people. During his college years, he worked as a chair car attendant for Santa Fe Railroad which was an important life experience for him. Dean was a Fulbright Scholar in Israel during the summer of 1981.
Dean is survived by his wife of 34 years, Joy (Edman) Crane, stepson Jay Myers, brothers: Ivan (Shirley) Crane, Gene (Hideko) Crane, Mark (Kathy) Crane, and Bruce (Jim Mason) Crane, sisters: Gwen Anderson, MaryAnne (Steve) Fasse and Sarah Golinvaux, his mother-in-law Marjorie Edman and brother-in-law, George Edman.