Kenneth Louis Crane

Born: Sun., Mar. 23, 1952
Died: Fri., Jul. 26, 2013


1:45 PM to 2:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 29, 2013
Location: Burns Mortuary of Pendleton

Dressing Ceremony

2:00 PM Mon., Jul. 29, 2013
Location: Burns Mortuary

Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Mon., Jul. 29, 2013
Location: Burns Mortuary

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Tue., Jul. 30, 2013
Location: St. Andrew's Church


11:30 AM Tue., Jul. 30, 2013
Location: Agency Cemetery

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Kenneth “Hardy” Louis Crane

March 23, 1952 – July 26, 2013


Kenneth “Hardy” Louis Crane – a resident of Pendleton, passed away Friday morning, July 26th, 2013, at his home.  He was 61 years old. 

A Dressing Ceremony will be held Monday, July 29th, 2013, at 2:00 PM at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton.  Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held Monday evening at 7:00 PM, also at Burns Mortuary.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday morning, July 30th, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church followed by burial at Agency Cemetery.  A Luncheon will follow the interment at Kateri Hall.  Send condolences online  at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handling arrangements.  

Kenneth “Hardy” Louis Crane was born in Pendleton to parents Louis Crane and Edna Quaempts.  He grew up on the Umatilla Indian Reservation with the Alexander boys, his lifelong friends, and graduated from Pendleton High School.  He was drafted into the Army on November 21, 1972.  He was an Army Specialist in Communications stationed in Korea and was Honorably Discharged on November 13, 1974.  Upon return, he spent his time between Portland and Pendleton.  During his time in Portland, he worked at Streimers Construction and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  In Pendleton, he worked as a representative for the Veterans Administration and Wildhorse Casino.  His hobbies included: basketball, hunting, camping, hiking and picking huckleberries.  He truly enjoyed listening to blues music, watching baseball games and trips to the casino. 

He is survived by his life partner Rhonda Craig and his children Brandi, Dawn and Samantha Crane, along with three grandchildren Ava, Fox and Xena.  Hardy was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and his sister Patty Crane.

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