Raymond John Krane

Hale, Michigan
April 8, 1936 - March 26, 2019


Visitation will take place 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2019 at Buresh Funeral Home, 121 South Washington, Hale, Michigan 48739

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home, 121 South Washington Street, Hale, Michigan 48739


Funeral ceremony will take place 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2019 at Buresh Funeral Home, 121 South Washington, Hale, Michigan 48739. Pastor Kathleen Rowe will officiate with cremation following.

Obituary Notice

Raymond John Krane, age 82, of Hale, MI, passed away on March 26, 2019 at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital in Tawas City. He was born on April 8, 1936 in Chicago, IL to Walter & Lillian (Sledjewski) Krasnewski. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State University. He retired from the State of Arizona where he worked as probation officer until his retirement in 1986. He married Elsie Ortlieb on March 27, 1982 in Phoenix. Ray loved to hunt and fish, and work on construction projects. He enjoyed working on jig saw puzzles, crossword puzzles, playing cards and was an avid reader.
Ray is survived by his wife, Elsie of Hale; daughter, Vicki (Stephen) Sowards of Phoenix; grandchildren, William Sowards, Zachary Krane & Dominic Krane; brother, Walter (Rosanne) Krane of CA. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Krane; and daughter-in-law, Gretta Krane.
The family will receive friends and family on Monday, April 1, 2019 from 11:00 am until the time of the service at 1:00 pm at the Hale Chapel of the Buresh Funeral Home, 121 S. Washington, Hale. Pastor Kathleen Rowe will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made in Ray’s name to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hale. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


St. Paul Lutheran Church
407 South Washington
Hale, Michigan 48739


Elsie and Kathleen... I am sorry to hear about Ray! He was a good guy. Praying for you...🙏🏻🙏🏻
— Betty
Elsie, Kathleen, and family... We are so sorry to hear about Ray! May our Prayers and Love surround you both!
— Mike and Sandy
Elsie-So very sorry to hear about Ray’s passing. Know that you are in our thoughts and we’re sending prayers that you will find comfort in all the wonderful memories you and Ray shared.
— Don & Margy Holzheuet
Elsie & Kathleen, I'm so sorry to hear of Ray! He was such a great man to talk to and loved conversation. I'm so thankful for what little time i got to spend with him! It was great! You guys are in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks again! I'll never forget Ray! (Your cleaning lady)
— Brittany Riley

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