Donald F. Craner

December 13, 1935 ‒ July 12, 2018

Galion, Ohio


Donald F. Craner, 82, of Galion passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018 at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.

He was born December 13, 1935 in Galion and was the son of Francis and Alda Belle (Balliett) Craner. On October 19, 1973 he married Shirley Whisler and they enjoyed 40 years of marriage until her passing on March 1, 2014.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Donald worked as a Policeman in Galion and Ontario for many years until his retirement. Donald was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Galion and Elks Club in Paso Robles, California. He enjoyed Barbequing and cooking it for large groups.

Donald is survived by son Kyle Steven (Debra) Craner of Holt, Florida; sisters Betty (Fred) Sargel and Miriam Johnson all of Galion; several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Wiley and Lucille Craner.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 16 with Pastor Adam Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Full military honors will be conducted by the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society Serving Crawford County or Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Donald Craner, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • This is Jerry and Cynthia Reeder. So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and the family. God bless

  • Dear Craner family Our prayers are with you as you go through this loss. My husband and I are both retired from the Galion Police Department and Don was part of our police family so many years ago and we consider him still a part of it.

    Richard and Carol Kochheiser