David L. DeCrane, 77, of Geneseo died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at his home. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 10 at Vandemore Funeral Home in Geneseo. The Rev. Christopher Ritter officiated. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Geneseo where military honors were accorded by the Don Cherry VFW Post No. 5083. A visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, March 9 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the David DeCrane Memorial Fund.

David L. DeCrane, 77, of Geneseo died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at his home. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 10 at Vandemore Funeral Home in Geneseo. The Rev. Christopher Ritter officiated. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Geneseo where military honors were accorded by the Don Cherry VFW Post No. 5083. A visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, March 9 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the David DeCrane Memorial Fund.

David was born Feb. 15, 1938, in Geneseo, the son of Leo and Elodie (Hamerlinck) DeCrane. He was united in marriage to Maxine A. Swaynghame on Aug. 20, 1960, in Greenville, S.C. She preceded him in death on Feb. 17, 2014. David proudly served with the US Air Force from 1957-1961. He was a tool and die maker for John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline for 30 years. He also was a sign painter for many years doing painting for a lot of local organizations and farmer.

David was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Dave not only enjoyed woodworking, but was very accomplished at it. He also enjoyed building and flying model airplanes as well as old cars.

Survivors include his daughter, Kimberly (Mark) Wigant of Sumnerville, S.C.; son, Dave (Christine) DeCrane Jr. of Coal Valley; grandchildren, Derek DeCrane, Joshua Wigant, Alexander Wigant, Tristan Wigant and Samantha Wigant; great grandchildren, Dylan DeCrane and Ariel Ewerts; and sister, Linda Simmons of Bolivia, N.C. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and four brothers.