Helen Krane | April 23, 1918 - April 28, 2013

Woman traveled, crafted well

2013-07-08T00:05:00Z Woman traveled, crafted wellCarrie Rodovich Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
July 08, 2013 12:05 am  • 

Helen Krane was a sweet woman who lived her life by her Christian values, said her son, Frank Krane.

“She was always perky and bubbly,” he said. “She never had a harsh word for anyone. She got along with everybody.”

Helen Krane, 95, of Hobart and formerly of Calumet Township, died April 28.

She worked 25 years as a sales associate at JC Penney in the Village Shopping Center, Gary.

She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Krane, in 2008.

Her hobbies and interests were wide-ranging, from making crafts to traveling to sports.

She loved the Blackhawks, and would be thrilled by their recent Stanley Cup championship, he said.

She had been all over the world, from Hawaii to Alaska to Europe.

“She rode a camel in Egypt and even had an audience at the Vatican with the pope,” her son said.

She could make anything, from making little clowns and dolls out of socks to crocheting, making doll clothes and doing some watercolor painting.

She was an excellent cook, and loved making stuffed cabbage and barbecue chicken.

Over the holidays, she played host to the entire family.

“Her four kids and all the grandkids all piled into the house for the holidays,” he said. “It was like a bed and breakfast.”

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