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Harrisburg mayor dies of cancer

Published: Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

HARRISBURG (AP) – The mayor of the city of Harrisburg in southern Illinois has died of brain cancer.

Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg says Ron Crank died Thursday at his home after a yearlong bout with brain cancer. Crank was 65.

A funeral will be early next week. Crank had been a Harrisburg police officer and Saline County sheriff’s deputy. He served on Harrisburg’s city council for 3 years before he was named mayor last year.

Visitation for Crank will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Harrisburg.

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