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Kraft Funeral Service

708 East Spring Street, New Albany, IN

OBITUARY

John F. Crone

June 25, 1963October 19, 2018
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John F. Crone, 55 years of age of New Albany, died Friday October 19, 2018 at his residence following an illness. John was born, June 25, 1963 in New Albany to Margaret Schlensker Crone Carnes and the late Herbert Crone. He was the service manager for 18 years at Raben Tires in Clarksville and a graduate of Our Lady of Providence High School, Indiana University Southeast and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Albany. John loved horse racing, hanging at the pool, and trips to the gambling boat for the free room and socializing. John loved being around his family and friends and his white ford mustang. He was the longtime producer of the infamous Johnson Open golf tournament, which after several years of hiatus was resurrected in 2017. He was loved by many and he loved many, especially his son Jack, who always made him a very proud Dad. His family wishes to thank all those who loved John, spent time with him, and comforted him with prayers and love this last year.

Survivors include his son, Jack Crone; mother, Margaret A. Crone Carnes; siblings, Cathy Fields (Steve), Steve Crone (Betty), Teresa Fountain (Mick), Sue Glordan, and Chris Crone (Shane); Jack’s mother, Melissa Mueller (Jim). He also leaves many nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm Sunday, October 21st at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring St. in New Albany. His funeral mass will be held 11:00 am Monday, October 22nd at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of New Albany with private burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery at a later date. A prayer service to celebrate John’s life, will be held 6 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

Expressions of Sympathy may go to Our Lady of Providence High School, Class of 1981, 707 Providence Way, Clarksville, IN 47129.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, October 22, 2018

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Cherie Burke Branson

November 5, 2018

Dear Crone Family,
So very sorry to hear about John's passing. John was such a fun-loving, handsome, kind man. I have fond memories of us all in our youth running around your house on Silver Hills. Much love and prayers to you all .

Amanda Stewart

October 27, 2018

I worked along side of John at Raben for a couple of years. He taught me so much, not only about the job, but about life in general. His heart was bigger than life itself. I remember laughing so hard at some of his crazy stories and being apart of a few myself.....like attempting to teach him how to use his first smart phone. We made plans to do lunch soon, Im beyond saddened that we won't get to. I didn't know he had passed and I missed the funeral. Rest easy, my friend, until we meet again.

Linda (Wright) Gronek

October 27, 2018

Cathy, I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.

Tina Harp

October 22, 2018

John and I worked at Raben Tire but at different stores. He was a very sweet guy.
He was one of a kind, always willing to help in any way he could, and with a smile!
I will never forget when he came to visit at our Louisville Store, he gave me a big hug,
that was the kind of person John was. John will be deeply missed by everyone that
knew him! Rest in peace John

NORMA OSBORNE ROBBINS

October 20, 2018

Margaret and family.....I was so saddened by the word of John's death. Wish to send my love and caring and to let you know you will all be in my prayers daily as you go through this difficult time. I'm told that losing a child is the most heartbreaking experience a Mother an endure and I believe that is true.......but, I know you can get through it with your deep Faith and Hope.
Many Blessings to you all,
NORMA

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