Steven E. Crane | Grand Master
Steve Crane of Kansas was installed as Grand Master of DeMolay International on June 20, 2015 at the 95th Annual Session in Orlando, FL.
Steve Crane was born in San Diego, California where his family farmed out in the Alpine California area. Steve Crane moved to Sandpoint, Idaho in 1981 and joined Lakeside Lodge #42. He served as Master of the Lodge in 1993, 1994, and 1995. He was appointed District Deputy in 1994 and then appointed to the progressive Grand Lodge line in 1996. He continued through Idaho’s long progressive line until his employer moved him into the global headquarters in Topeka, Kansas in 2002. Steve Crane retired as the manager of competitive intelligence from Hill’s Pet Nutrition, a division of Colgate Palmolive after 30 years in March of 2011.
Having received his Masters in Organizational Administrative Management from the University of Phoenix, he currently teaches as an adjunct professor at Baker University, the oldest university in Kansas, which was established in 1858. He teaches Organizational Management and International Marketing in Baker’s MBA program.
While his daughters were involved in Job’s Daughters in Sandpoint, Idaho, his son clearly would not be eligible. Consequently, Steve Crane started a DeMolay Chapter in Sandpoint and served as Chapter Dad, Chapter Chairman, and finally regional Executive Officer for Idaho before being transferred to Kansas in 2002. In 2003 he was appointed Executive Officer of Kansas. While serving Kansas he attained positive growth each year.
Steve Crane served on various committees for DeMolay International, and served as President of the DeMolay Foundation until his election as Junior Grand Councilor in 2013. Steve Crane served as WM of Topeka Lodge #17 in 2011. He is currently a member of Lakeside Lodge #42, Sandpoint Idaho, Creston Lodge #54, Creston British Columbia, Bannack Lodge 3-7-77 in Bannack Montana, Topeka Lodge #17 Topeka Kansas. He is a KCCH member of the Coeur D’Alene Idaho Valley of Scottish Rite, member of Arab Shrine in Topeka Kansas, Calam Shrine in Lewiston Idaho, and Ankara Grotto in Kansas City Kansas.
Steve Crane has three daughters, one son, two step daughters, 7 grand daughters and 3 grand sons who are scattered from San Diego to Quebec. He lives with his best friend and wife Dr. Marilyn Colgan in Clinton Kansas where they raise beef cattle, corn and soybeans on the family farm.