Lauren Kenneth Cran, age 81, died peacefully at his home in Denmark Township on November 9, 2018. Lauren was the son of Rolland and Verna (Pasch) Cran, and was born on June 17, 1937 in Hastings, MN. Lauren was a lifelong resident of Denmark Township. A lifelong member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church - Basswood Grove, Lauren was a very active volunteer in Washington County. He retired from 3M after 40 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Gary Cran. Lauren is survived by his wife, Darlene; sons, Dean and Brian (Susan Onstad) Cran; grandson, Tyler Onstad-Cran; brother, Jim Cran; sister-in-law, Jeannette Cran; niece, Sara Liebl; nephew, Donald Cran; and many cousins and other relatives. A Service of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2018 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 8435 St. Croix Trail South, Hastings, with The Rev. Scott Monson presiding. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will take place one and half hours prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Mary's Episcopal Church.