Funeral Details

Eugene Crane

March 4, 1930 - June 22, 2022


Date and Time

Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 2:00 PM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Rabbi David Oler

Interment - Private


Chicago Jewish Funerals
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Following the service


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Memorial Contributions

Midwest Workers Association
5152 South Halsted Street
Chicago, Illinois 60609
The Night Ministry
1735 North Ashland Avenue, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60622

Understanding Shiva


Eugene Crane, age 92

Beloved husband of Joyce nee Ivaz. Loving father of Aaron (Kathleen) Crane and Brian Crane. Proud grandfather of Nathan, Harry, and River. Dear brother of Anatole (Sharron Andresen) Crane. Fond uncle of Leonard (Carrie) Crane and Joyce Ann (Mark) Zeulke. Service Sunday 2PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. (at Niles Center Road) Skokie. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Midwest Workers Association, 5152 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60609, or The Night Ministry, 1735 N. Ashland Avenue, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60622, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Rebecca and Fred would like to express our condolences to Joyce and family on the loss of Gene. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Fred and Rebecca Wittenberg
June 25, 2022
Until my retirement in 2011 I served as an attorney in the Office of the United States Trustee in Chicago, Illinois. In that role I had the good luck to work with Gene, who for many years served on the panel of private trustees appointed and supervised by that office. Gene was a fine trustee and a wonderful human being with a great sense of humor. The world is a better place for his having been here. I will miss him and send my condolences. May he rest in peace.

Richard Friedman
June 26, 2022
For well over 20 years Gene brought his legal expertise and caring by volunteering to advance the efforts of our membership of Chicago's low-income workers -- he volunteered on individual consultations, conducted "Know your law" sessions, contributed articles of interest to our membership on legal subjects of concern in our newspaper, and shared the lessons he learned from his own efforts and those who'd gone before him. And he did so with a keen wit, compassion and humor. We are honored to have known him, and extend our condolences to Gene's family.

Clare Hoeppner (for Midwest Workers Association)
June 26, 2022