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John C. Cran

January 14, 1949 — February 13, 2022

John C. Cran

John C. Cran, 73 of Bellaire, died Sunday, February 13, 2022 at Munson Medical Center.  He was born January 14, 1949 in Bellaire the son of Alex and Madeline (Hierlihy) Cran.

   John was a working man. He was always busy doing something he enjoyed from building to operating equipment to driving fast cars.  If it was broken, he could fix it, no matter what it was! He was passionate too.  He loved to tell stories, go to auctions of any kind and work on vehicles.  John was fond of animals, especially horses and very active in community service. 

   Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 27 years Karen Anderson Parks-Cran, his children Missy (Tom) Rainey of Bellaire, Meagan (Joel) Wachter of Spring Lake, Jennifer (John) Hanson of Bellaire, stepsons Justin Parks of Bellaire, Josh (Renee) Parks of Anchorage, AK, grandchildren Cody Rainey, Joey and John Wachter, Hunter Putz, Jayden Hanson, Lillian Parks, Roger Parks, and Jerrica Jackman, 4 great grandchildren, sister Jeanne (Dwayne) Penfold of Eugene, OR, and several nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his parents, and 2 brothers Doug and Alex Cran.

   A celebration of life gathering will be held Sunday, February 20th, at 2 p.m. at Toonies Fish and Steakhouse.  Memorial contributions can be given to Horse North Rescue, PO BOX 7143, Traverse City, MI 49696.

   Arrangements have been handled by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign his online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.

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216 N. Bridge St., Bellaire, MI 49615

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