With deep sorrow we announce that Steve Crank passed away on July 9, 2021 after a courageous battle with COVID-19 and the effects it had on his underlying health conditions.
Steve Crank was born January 10, 1951, in Emmett, Idaho as the third child of Delbert W. Crank and Evelyn Larsen Crank. He attended Emmett Schools and graduated from Emmett High School in 1969. He graduated
from Boise State University in 1974 with Bachelor’s Degrees in Education and Sociology.
Steve was a kind and thoughtful man, who was soft-spoken with a witty sense of humor. He was fiercely independent and determined to live life his way.
He was a true and loyal friend and very committed to his close friends. He especially enjoyed connecting with his high school classmates throughout the years.
He had an enthusiastic love of knowledge that he pursued throughout his life, as exemplified by his daily visits to the Boise Library and his frequent trips to Barnes & Noble. With this love of learning came an uncanny memory to details, dates, and names.
The simple pleasures of life brought great joy to Steve. He enjoyed riding his bike, loved to read, wrote poetry, loved listening to music of the 50’s & 60’s, enjoyed day trips around the area, and he loved a good meal. He loved animals and had a special attachment to his dog Petey and his straggly, rescue cat, Stimy.
He worked numerous jobs throughout his life in the Boise area and ended his career working at St. Luke’s Hospital.
Much to the chagrin of his passengers and those driving behind him, Steve always drove very slowly and deliberately. He never seemed to be in much of a hurry.
Steve was proceeded in death by his parents, sister Sandra Crank Schneider, brother-in-law, Al Schneider, and nephew, Jon Boster.
Steve is survived by his sister, Susan Crank Boster, brother, Gus Crank (Laurie), nieces Kendel (Jason) West of Montana and Anne Boster, long-time companion, Petra Beltrain, two grand-nieces, two grand-nephews, and life-long friend, Mike Moser.
Steve’s family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the healthcare professionals at St. Al’s in Boise and to The Cottages and Heart n’ Home Hospice, both in Emmett.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Graveside Service at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021 at the Emmett Cemetery, under the direction of the Potter Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions in remembrance of Steve, to the Idaho Humane Society or the Boise Public Library.
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