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Merced Sun Star
Saturday, August 28, 1993

Russell Murane, 69
Retired police officer

Russell Murane, a police officer for the Merced Police Department for 30 years, died Wednesday at Mercy Hospital. He was 69.

Mr. Murane was born March 27, 1924 in Los Angeles. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired from the police department as a juvenile police officer.

According to his family, he loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, woodworking and animals. He was also a ham radio operator.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Murane and Clara Beck Murane.

Survivors include his wife, Arretta Murane of Merced; three daughters, Janice Zimmerman and Debra Murane, both of Merced, and Lesley Murane of Manteca, two sisters, Phyllis Crowell of Salem, Ore. And Frances Tracewell of Corvallis, Ore., and a brother, Ford Murane of Merced.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Chapel. Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel.

Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic church.

Inurnment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Merced Police Officers Association Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 484, Merced 95341