Vergil V. Crane, 89, of Union, died at a nursing facility in La Grande.

Vergil was born Dec. 23, 1920, in Wallowa, the son of Vesta and Mable (Cooper) Crane. He owned his own glass business in Enterprise.

He enjoyed hunting and playing his violin. He was a great husband, father and stepfather. His grandchildren and great grandchildren reveled in his many stories and poems.

Vergil married Linda Crane on Aug. 17, 1980. He is survived by his wife; children, Verna Huffman of Castle Rock, Wash.; Paula and her spouse Jack Kinnaman of Green Valley, Ariz.; Shelly Crane of Green Valley, Ariz.; Scott and his spouse, Vicki Crane of Lostine; Denise and her spouse Jack Rhodes of Lostine; Robert and his spouse Samantha Butner of Union; grandchildren, Chanon Hiatt, Kayla and Tyler Crane, Stephanie Rhodes, Bobbie Lou Rogers, and Eric and Todd Butner; and 12 great -grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Edith (Duke) Crane and stepson, Kevin Butner.

There will be no services. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory in La Grande is in charge of arrangements.

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