Diane Marie Crainer


Birth: August 22nd, 1947
Death: June 29th, 2017
Age: 69 years
Residence:Owosso

Diane Marie Crainer, 69 of Owosso, passed away at her residence on Thursday, June 29, 2017.  A memorial gathering will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Monday, July 3, 2017 at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Perry Chapel.

Diane was born in West Branch, MI on August 22, 1947, the daughter of Richard J. & Lucy (Shepherd) Cole.  She married Kenneth Crainer on January 25, 1969 and for the past 22 years she has lived in the Owosso area.  She was active in the 4-H Rodeo Program and the High School Rodeo Program.   Diane was a homemaker, raising her three daughters.

She is survived by her daughters; Vicki (Chris) Lauer of Owosso, Krista (Chris) LaRue of Ozark, Arkansas, and Jodi (Matt) Buckner of Greenwood, Arkansas, 6 grandchildren; Destry LaRue, Tyler Lauer, Emma LaRue, Tori Lauer, Tessa Lauer, Kenna Ray Buckner, two brothers; Dean (Sheila) Cole of Columbiaville, MI and Denny (Susan) Cole of Whittemore, MI.  She was predeceased by her parents.    

Memorials are suggested to the Michigan High School Rodeo.   Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com



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