Donald Lee Crank, Sr., 78, of Malden died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at the Golden Living Center in Malden. He was an accounting clerk.
Born in Malden on Aug. 18, 1931, he was the son of Roy and Lona Lee (Goodwin) Crank, who preceded him in death.
He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Leah Joan Crank; a stepchild, Terry Roper; two brothers, J.D. Crank and Lonnie Crank; and one sister, Dorothy Crank.
Surviving him are two sons, Donald L Crank II of South Dakota and Joseph Raymond Crank of Melbourne, Fla.; one daughter, Kerry Ann Schroeppel of Springfield, Mo.; two stepchildren, Cindy Deen of Malden and Steven Woods of Sikeston; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Landess Funeral Home in Malden. Funeral services were held immediately following in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Nick Robertson officiating. Burial was in Park Cemetery at Malden. Landess Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials may be made to Minnesota Teen Challenge, Attn.: Donor Accounts Coordinator, 1619 S. Portland Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55040, or to the American Cancer Society.