Robert Crane Sr.

December 7, 1935 ~ May 5, 2022

Robert Louis Crane Sr., 86, of Camp Douglas, WI, died on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at the Fair View Nursing Home in Mauston, WI. Robert, the son of Harvey and Dorothy (Southworth) Crane, was born on December 7, 1935, at his parents’ home in New Lisbon.

Robert L Crane SrRobert was a 1955 graduate of New Lisbon High School. He was united in marriage to La Donna Fay Schroeder on July 28, 1956, at the First United Methodist Church in New Lisbon. Robert was a dairy farmer most of his life in the New Lisbon and Tomah area. He lived in Kenosha for nine years, working for American Motors Corp. He later returned to the New Lisbon area and worked at Reeds Lumber and Necedah Screw Factory.

Robert enjoyed fishing and deer hunting. He also liked to do carpentry work and jobs for family and friends. Robert loved watching all kinds of animals and birds.

Robert is survived by his wife, LaDonna; his four children, Debra (Dan) Fosbinder of Appleton, WI, Cynthia Coman of Tomah, Robert Crane Jr. of Wautoma, WI, and Darren (Becky) Crane of Camp Douglas; 18 grandchildren, and 30 great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandchild Melanie; one great-grandchild Lydia, and by stepparents Marvin Hersch and Catherine Crane.

Services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, at the New Lisbon Community Center at 110 Welch Prairie Road. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation at the New Lisbon Community Center from 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of service, with Pastor Deb Burkhalter presiding. Burial will be in the Hustler Cemetery. The Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon is assisting the family with services.