FREEPORT – Paul Gordon Crank, 81, of Freeport, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at his home.
He was born May 24, 1937, the son of Paul and Charlotte (Thomson) Crank. Paul married Carolyn Rose Lloyd on Oct. 28, 1960, in Forest Park. Paul was an Army veteran, having served in the Army Reserves. He was employed at Commonwealth Edison for 37 years until his retirement as a construction superintendent. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, and a 50-year Mason Lanark Lodge 423 member. Paul enjoyed traveling near and far, fishing trips with his friends, time with family and friends, volunteering in his community, and the constant companionship of his brown Labrador, Sonny.
Surviving are his son, Andy Crank of Westmont; daughter, Sharon (Richard) Kunas of Madison, New Jersey; two grandchildren, Andrew “Drew” Kunas of New York, and Grace Carolyn Kunas of Georgetown, D.C.; two brothers-in-law, John Fischer and Robert (Linda) Lloyd; sister-in-law, Maryann Lloyd; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his dear wife, Carolyn; sister, Charlotte Fischer; brothers-in-law, Donald Lloyd and Melvin Lloyd; and sister-in-law, Nancy Lloyd.
Visitation and coffee will be from 10 to 11 a.m., and the memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Freeport, with the Rev. Arthur Stees officiating. Luncheon will follow the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for FHN Hospice.
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