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Davison-Fulton/Bartonville Chapel

1203 West Garfield Ave, Bartonville, IL

OBITUARY

James Richard "Dick" Crank

June 25, 1950December 1, 2019
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James Richard “Dick” Crank, 69, of Peoria passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist.

He was born on June 25, 1950, in Peoria, Illinois, to James Earl and Ella (Jenkins) Crank. He married Kathleen A. Crank on June 15, 1974, in Peoria. She preceded him in death on November 4, 2017.

Also preceding him in death were his father and stepfather, Lyle Cunningham.

Survivors include his mother, Ella Cunningham of East Peoria, Illinois; one son, Rob (Heather) Kneer of Washington, Illinois; two grandchildren, Kylie and Kamryn Kneer; two siblings, Victoria Crank of East Peoria, Illinois, and Michael Crank of Atlanta, Illinois; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Dick worked at Keystone Steel and Wire in the Maintenance Department until retiring in 2007. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and was an active member of the Bartonville American Legion Post #979. He loved spending time with his family, especially with his two granddaughters. He enjoyed his two dogs, Maggie and Molly. He also enjoyed spending time in Door County, Wisconsin with his in-laws and extended family at "Fort Meiers." Dick was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church in Bartonville.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, December 6, 2019, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Bartonville. The Rev. Kara Wiechmann will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2019, at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. An additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

Burial will be in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Bartonville.

Memorials may be made to the Crohn’s Foundation or American Legion Post #979.

Online condolences may be made to Dick’s family at www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • James Earl Crank, Father (deceased)
  • Ella (Jenkins) Crank, Mother
  • Kathleen A. Crank, Wife (deceased)
  • Lyle Cunningham, Step-father (deceased)
  • Rob (Heather) Kneer, Son
  • Kylie and Kamryn Kneer, Grandchildren
  • Victoria Crank, Sister
  • Michael Crank, Brother
  • Jim leaves behind many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
    Preceding him in death is his wife; his parents; and step-father Lyle Cunningham.

Services

6 December

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Bethel Lutheran Church

200 Colona Ave.
Bartonville, Illinois

6 December

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Bethel Lutheran Church

200 Colona Ave.
Bartonville, Illinois

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, December 5, 2019

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James Richard "Dick" Crank

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Larry Gibbs

December 5, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Larry worked with Dick at Keystone many years.

Cindy Littlejohn (Diekhoff)

December 3, 2019

My sympathy to you Ella, Vicki, and Mike. I’ll always remember our fun times growing up on Sherry Lane.

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