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’56 James Clem “Bud” Kraner, MD., (1923-2015) 


James Clem "Bud" Kraner, 91, of Sun Lakes, Arizona, passed away on November 23, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents James Garfield Kraner and Isabel (Clem) Kraner, and sister Mary Ellen Poff. James, known as "Bud" by family and friends, was born and raised in Pickerington, Ohio. He served in World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He graduated from Otterbein College (1947) and received both M.D. (1956) and Ph.D. (1957) degrees from the Ohio State University. Dr. Kraner practiced internal medicine at Lovelace Clinic in Albuquerque, and served as the Director of the Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory at St. Luke's Hospital in Phoenix. He made significant contributions to the field of vascular medicine with special focus on the use of Doppler technology for diagnosis of vascular disease. Bud was an active member of the Sun Lakes United Methodist Church and a 32nd Degree York and Scottish Rite Mason. He enjoyed writing and was an excellent photographer. He especially loved traveling with the family. James is the beloved husband of Virginia Cole Kraner, Sun Lakes, Arizona, and together they have four children, Susan Ellen Kraner Trumble (Thomas), Littleton, Colorado, Sarah Elizabeth Kraner Allen (Terry), El Paso, Texas, Dr. James Cole Kraner, Charleston, West Virginia and Lt. Col. Timothy Andrew Kraner (Kristynn), Las Cruces, New Mexico; and two grandsons, Kenneth Paul Adams (Fawn), Mesa, Arizona and James Thomas Kraner Trumble, Littleton, Colorado. A memorial service was held at the Sun Lakes United Methodist Church in Sun Lakes, Arizona on Friday, November 28, 2014. Memorial gifts may be made in the name of Dr. James Kraner and sent to the Pickerington Historical Society, P.O. Box 732, Pickerington, Ohio, 43147.



Posted on 29-Jun-15 by Pond, Deborah
Tags: Class of 1950 - 1959, Obituaries
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