John “Jack” Craine, age 82, of Glen Ellyn,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on August 1st, 2013

American FlagJohn “Jack” Craine, age 82, of Glen Ellyn, formerly of Michigan City, IN and Lombard; loving husband of 59 years to Betty Mae nee Schulz, loving father of Jeff Craine of Bloomingdale, Steven (Donna) of Hurst, TX, Jill Ryan of Sycamore, Katy (Mike) Compton of North Aurora; fond grandfather of Kristen (James) DeBellis of Bloomingdale, Erin (Joe) Spalla of Schaumburg, Kelly (Thomas) Crook of Ocala, FL, Jessica Craine of TX, Steven Ryan of Sycamore, Danielle Craine, of TX, Lindsey Craine of TX; great-grandfather of Sydney, Jonah, Caley  & Kolbie, dear brother of  William (Nina) of Punta Gorda, FL and the late Donald Robert Craine  and  fond uncle of 7.

Memorial Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 2 from 2PM until time of service 7PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. ,Lombard.

Interment Private.

Memorials to American Heart Association.

Mr. Craine resided in Lombard from 1956 to 1985 on Meadow Ave. and Martha Ct., then Michigan City, IN for 28 years and Glen Ellyn the last seven months. Mr. Craine grew up in Glen Ellyn and graduated from Glenbard High School in 1948. He attended Elmhurst College. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army. He is a retired salesman and worked for several Advertising Companies. He is an expert in Point of Display Advertising.  He held several patents in Display Merchandising. He was an avid Sailor and owned eight boats in the course of his life.  He also raced sailboats on Lake Geneva. He was a former member of the Lombard Golf League.   He was very creative and was able to make, build and fix things with simple materials. He was very proud that his family was from the Isle of Manx.


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Dale & Becky Phenicie says:

    Jeff…so sorry to hear about your father. He is with the Lord now and celebrating his reunion with Terri. Prayers to you and your family.

  2. Albert Gonder says:

    A very dear friend of mine and my late wife Lil. They will be together in Heaven. Betty, I share your grief and send prayers for you and your lose. The Lord is our strength and salvation.
    Love and comfort through this difficult time.
    Al Gonder

  3. Rob and Dianne says:

    Our prayers go out to Betty, Jeff, Kristen and the entire family on the loss of Jack. His hugs and smile will always be with us. May your memories of Jack bring you comfort. Our love and sympathy, Rob and Dianne

  4. Kelly Crook says:

    Papa, I will miss you dearly! I have so many fun memories that will last a lifetime. I love you! To all my fellow Craines us there, I love you all and I’m sorry I could not be there. Thinking of you guys always….
    Love and sympathy,
    Kelly Crook

  5. Jami Arndt says:

    Katy…I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Louise Chidlow says:

    Jack was my neighbor in Lombard (& also a fellow Glenbardian)…..and I will always remember his “rain forest” and his wonderful vegetable garden. One year he planted “collards” and gave some to me suggesting that they would need to be cooked all day….yes he was right. What a pleasant man!
    Wish I could look out on his garden instead of the in-ground pool that is never used!

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