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Jim "Poppy" Crane
(07-27-1945 - 08-05-2017)

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Jim “Poppy” Crane, 72 of Elgin passed away peacefully at Loyola University Hospital in Maywood IL on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Jim was born in Chicago, IL on July 27, 1945. He was a lifelong Elgin Resident and graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1970.

Jim enjoyed cooking and had a passion for golf. He greatly enjoyed his last round of golf one week ago with his beloved brother-in-law, John Whene. He was a loving father and grandfather who had a joyful sprit and loved to make others laugh.

Jim is survived by his brother Stanley (Nancy) Crane and Thomas (Cathy) Crane
Jim is survived his lovely wife Deborah, Daughters Kristin, Ingrid (Scott) and grandchildren Kaylie, Kendall and Ava.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harriet and Stanley Crane

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Elgin on Saturday August 12, 2017 at 10:00am and a short visitation to follow. A celebration of life luncheon to be held in Elgin. Donations will be sent to the PSJH-E Heart Failure Clinic in memory of Jim. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin is assisting the family. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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