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Leo P. Craney

November 15, 1950 ~ September 5, 2019 (age 68)


Leo P. Craney age 68 of Beloit died unexpectedly on Thursday September 5, 2019 in his home. He was born November 15, 1950 to the late Cecil and Rita (Moroney) Craney in Independence, Iowa. Leo grew up on the family farm in Independence and graduated from Independence High School, class of 1969. He enlisted into the U.S. Army on May 6, 1970 and served his Country until his honorable discharge on January 12, 1972. Leo worked as a semi truck driver his entire adult life and retiring in 2016. In 1999, he joined and became an active member of the Beloit Noon Lions Club, serving on the Rose Committee and the Eye Bank Delivery Committee. He was recently awarded the prestigious "Lion of the Year" award for his many years of dedicated and continual service. Leo was also active in the Vets Roll campaign, as he was a RV driver on the 1st trip to Washington. In later years, he returned to Washington as a guest. He enjoyed travel, especially going on cruises with his friend, Pat. Most recently, Leo attended antique tractor shows, tractor pulls and seminars about history. He will be remembered for his helpful and kind demeanor and his ability to make conversation with anyone.

Leo is survived by his son, Nickolas Craney; his daughter, Kelli Craney; his sister, Ann (Russ) Kreutner; his two brothers, Larry Craney and Mike Craney; his nephew, Jeremy (Kristi) Kreutner; his niece, Julie (Brett) Butrick and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Paul and two infant sisters.

Leo's Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 822 East Grand Avenue, Beloit. Friends will be received on Tuesday in the Brian Mark Funeral Home, 1000 Inman Parkway, Beloit from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday in Church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial's to St. Thomas Catholic Church in his name. Please share a memory or a condolence with the Craney family on our website.

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September 10, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brian Mark Funeral Home
1000 Inman Parkway
Beloit, WI 53511

Funeral Service
September 11, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
822 East Grand Ave.
Beloit, WI 53511


St. Thomas Catholic Church
822 East Grand Ave., Beloit WI 53511

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