L. Reid Crank

L. Reid Crank, Jr., 75, of Swansea, IL, born Tuesday, September 10, 1935, in East St. Louis, died Friday, November 19, 2010 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis.

Mr. Crank was the retired owner of Leland R. Crank Insurance Agency, Inc. He was a member St. Nicholas Catholic Church in O'Fallon, IL, East Lodge #504 AF & AM, Scottish Rite Bodies; Ainad Shrine; Southern Illinois Court #86 R.O.J.

He was preceded in death by:

  • Parents: Leland R.and Marjorie nee Wilton Crank, Sr.
  • Sister: Lynn Schneider

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Shirley R. nee Schlecht Crank
  • Daughter: Amy (Jim) deJong of Columbia, MO
  • Son: Michael (Mary Kay) Crank of Belleville, IL
  • Grandchilden
    • Nicholas deJong
    • Molly deJong
    • Josh Crank
    • Hannah Crank
    • Emma Crank
    • Isabella Crank

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children or Heartlink Grief Program with Family Hospice.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-8 P.M., Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois. Jester walk-thru will be held at 7:13 pm.

Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 9:30am on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 for a 10:00am Mass of Christian burial at Saint Nicholas Church, OFallon, IL with Father William Hitpas officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences left for L. Reid Crank:

    We were so sorry to hear about Reid but know he is enjoying the company of our Heavenly Father and his children.

    We will all miss Reid especially on Christmas Eve. Our gift exchange will not be the same without him!!

    You will all be in our thoughts and prayers!

    Larry & Mary Ann Branz and Families

    Larry & Mary Ann Branz and families Millstadt IL 62260

    Shirley,Mike and Amy I am very sorry for your loss. He was quite a guy. My prayers are with you all.

    Tim Meehan Waterloo IL 62298

    We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Reid was a great person and we will remember all the good memories.

    Suzanne & John Mitchell

    Our sincere condolences for your loss. We think of him often and how he enjoyed his outdoor lighting. We miss you both as our neighbors. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    SueAnn & Terry Gallagher Freeburg IL 62221