Carson Robert Crane – Manchester

Carson Robert Crane, 14, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. He was born December 26, 2005, in Dubuque, the son of Aaron and Katie (Porter) Crane.  Carson was a freshman at West Delaware High School in Manchester.

Carson enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his dirt bike.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Carson lived life to the fullest and enjoyed doing anything unexpected whether it was working, playing jokes or pranks on his friends.

Survivors include his parents, Aaron and Katie; his siblings, Thomas Crane and Hannah Crane of Manchester; his paternal grandparents, Kenneth Crane of Minden, Nebraska and Jerrilyn Crane of Strawberry Point; his maternal grandparents, Jack and Gwen Porter of Edgewood; his great-grandmother, Florence Crane of Apache Junction, Arizona;  his aunts and uncles, Janie (Matthew) Walthart of Winthrop, Jill (Danny) Kleinlein of Strawberry Point, Eric (Mandy) Crane of Independence and Matthew (Carrie) Crane of Dundee; his nine cousins, Becca, Clayton, and Noah Walhart, Jacob and Ryan Kleinlein, Violet and Joshauh Crane, and  Caleb and Carter Crane.

Because of COVID-19, masks are strongly recommended at the funeral home and at the church.

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Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at The Stone Church in Manchester, with Pastor Joe Camp officiating

Visitation: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester. Friends may also call after 9:30 a.m. until the funeral service on Wednesday at the church.

Interment: Coffins Grove Cemetery – Manchester, Iowa

Casket Bearers: Clayton Walthart, Noah Walthart, Jacob Kleinlein, Ryan Kleinlein, Bredyn Powers, Dax Ungs, Noah Timmerman, and Jack Smith.

Honorary Bears: Becca Walthart, Violet Crane, Joshuah Crane, Caleb Crane, Carter Crane, Ella Brown, and Gage Brown.


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