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WASHBURN - Marjorie J. Crank, 85, of Washburn died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at St. Joseph Nursing Home in Lacon.

Marge was born Feb. 27, 1928, in El Paso, Ill., to Ira and Claribel (Paul) Patterson. She married Harold "Babe" Crank on Sept. 5, 1947, in Washburn, Ill. He preceded her in death on July 7, 2003.

Surviving are one daughter, Cindy (Jerry) Bieneman of Washburn; one son, H. Scott (Kathy) Crank of Edelstein, Ill.; and six grandchildren.

Her parents and two sisters, Aldene Diebel and Ella Mae Adami, preceded her in death.

Marge was employed at Caterpillar Tractor Company for 32 years in the inspection department. She also was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Washburn and the Washburn American Legion Auxiliary.

Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home in Washburn. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the memorial home, with an hour prior visitation. The Rev. Mark Gruden will officiate. Burial will follow in the Baptist Cemetery in Washburn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Washburn, Ill., or St. Joseph Nursing Home in Lacon, Ill.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Feb. 27, 2014
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