Brown Funeral Home

1480 East Hill Road, Grand Blanc, MI


Nadine A. Crane

February 27, 1932July 22, 2020
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Nadine Allen Crane (nee Lockridge), of Flint, Michigan, passed away with her family members by her side on July 22, 2020, at the age of 88.

Mrs. Crane was born in Detroit on February 27, 1932, to the late Andrew and Fern Lockridge. She attended Michigan State University from 1950-1954, graduating with a BS degree in Education. She later returned in 1970 to receive a Masters Degree. She was employed by the Flint Board of Education and retired after 18 1/2 years of service in 1990.

She was a member of the Flint Elks Lodge #222 and also a lifetime member of the DOES. Nadine was a past member of the St. Cecilia Society and a member of the Needlework Guild of America.

Nadine was married to Alexander Crane for 49 years until his passing in 2003. Together, they raised six children who also graduated from Michigan State University.

Beloved wife of the late Alexander; adored mother of Stephen (Janine) Crane, Linda Krebs, Amy (Philip) Patterson, Patricia (Greg) Frederick, Paul Crane, and Laurie (Aaron) Vandyke; proud grandma of Daniel Krebs, Eby (Luke) Krawczyk, Katelyn (Chad) Wheeler, Alex (Alexa) Patterson, Matthew Crane, David (Katie) Crane, Gus Frederick, Nicholas Vandyke, Joseph Vandyke, Amy Vandyke, and Henry Vandyke; great-grandma of Charlie, Patrick, Julia, and a baby boy on the way; dear sister of the late Patty Sue Larson, and the late Barbara Jo MacLellan. Nadine is also survived by her sister-in-law Dorothy (Louie) Spizarny, brother-in-laws Donald Larson and Alex MacLellan, many extended family members and close friends.

The family will greet friends from 4:00pm- 7:00pm on Tuesday, July 28 at Brown Funeral Home, 1480 E. Hill Rd., Grand Blanc. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00am on Wednesday, July 29 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 2415 Bagley St., Flint. Visitation at church from 10:00am until time of Mass. Father Thomas Firestone officiating. Entombment following at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that contributions be directed to St. John Vianney Catholic Church Memorial Fund in honor of Nadine.

In accordance with state and local mandates, please wear a mask and practice social distancing at the funeral home and at church.

Fond memories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.BrownFH.com


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

  • Visitation Before Mass

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Entombment

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020


Nadine A. Crane

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Jake and Ardis Lillestol

July 29, 2020

We are from Minnesota and have shared many pleasant memories of Nadine (and Alex) at the Perdido Sun.

In the past many years we have had at least one special date
with Nadine, Joan Scott and Leona Hall having beignets.

Actually this past year when we were enjoying this treat Nadine
shared this was one of the special times she looked forward to each year. Amen to that.

The five of us were at Nick's Boathouse restaurant twice - after church services. It seemed like there was always something interesting to talk and laugh about.

Ardis was so pleased and thankful that Nadine was a tough taskmaster in their water aerobics exercise program.

When you invest in memories Nadine was one of those special
people. We also looked forward to her daughters coming.

Joan Scott

July 28, 2020

My dearest Nadine, it is so hard to say goodbye. You were the
best, best friend for anyone to have and Leona and I were
so lucky to have you. Kindness, loyalty, fun and a little
mischief were all part of you.
The memories are many from the different skits we performed,
Sunday !Mass with breakfast at MacD’s ending with a Carmel
Sunday,. The secret adventures you took us on, making sure we
didn’t know until we got there.
It’s the personal time that we had together that I treasure
You were. A wonderful friend and I shall miss you forever.
Rest In Peace,my dear Buddy.
Love and thoughts to all of your lovely family.

Joyce and Kelly Beardslee

July 27, 2020

We shared many good times with Nadine and Alex, but the highlight was a trip to Italy, with the Senior Adventurer Travel Club. We lunched with them in St Mark Square in Venice; on the isle of Capri; on the shores of Lago Maggiore. Visited all the tourist spots in Rome. Enjoyed their company and miss them very much.

Dan/Mary Cady

July 27, 2020

Nadine and Alex were part of our Southwestern “ Camelot” days. Many, many happy memories! We send our prayers and thoughts to all of her children. May she Rest In Peace.
Dan and Mary Cady

Leona Hall

July 24, 2020

Nadine was a very good friend of mine.I remember her when we first met, she was always knitting something for a grandchild coming.
She always made sure Joan and I joined her for Sunday Mass,After we would have breakfast at MacDonalds, breakfast always included a Carmel sundae.She loved her family and was so proud of themThank you Nadine for being my friend,loved you dearly.
RIP my friend.

Patricia Pecjak (Vance)

July 24, 2020

Aunt Nadine and Uncle Alex always stopped to visit my family on their way to Erie. I was little at the time, but I still remember their wedding and what a beautiful bride she was. So glad that she was able to be active and enjoy her retirement years.
My deepest sympathy to the family.
Love to all.

Vera Knapp

July 24, 2020

Nadine was full of life. For years she headed the water aerobics class and ladies luncheon at the Sun. The past few years she something new. She would set up secret adventures. Can still see her telling Joan Scott and Leona Hall to hurry and get in the car and off they would go. She will be missed by all of her snowbird friends.

Bev Prior

July 24, 2020

Sending blessings to you and your family. May you find peace in the days ahead.🙏🏻


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Grandma and Julia


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