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Gale M. Crandell

July 10, 1926 ~ December 15, 2021 (age 95)

Obituary

Gale M. Crandell, age 95 of Midland, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw. The son of the late Edgar and Helen (Dart) Crandell was born July 10, 1926 in Durand, MI. He attended Midland High School, graduating in 1944. Gale served his country honorably with the United States Army during WWII in Germany. On September 23, 1946, Gale married Beverly Ritter at the Homer United Methodist Church.

 

Gale worked as a body repair/painter for Bandeen Chevrolet before going to work for Dow Corning as a shipping clerk. He was a longtime member of Homer United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post 165 in Midland. Gale was an avid bowler and enjoyed volunteering his time delivering Meals on Wheels.

 

Surviving are his children, Gale Crandell Jr. of Farwell, Edgar (Cheryl) Crandell of Sanford, Thomas (Linda) Crandell of Big Rapids, and Peter Crandell of Midland; 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 3 great great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Hall; and special friend, Tina McIntosh.

 

In addition to his parents, Gale was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly (Ritter) Crandell; grandchildren, Ondrea Kamps and Paul Crandell; and brother in-law, James Hall.

 

Funeral services for Gale will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at the Wilson MILLER Funeral Home. Private burial will be in Midland Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service. The family requests that mask be worn for both events. Memorial contributions may be offered to the Homer United Methodist Church. Personal messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.wilson-miller.com.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
December 18, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Wilson Miller Funeral Home, Inc.
4210 N. Saginaw Rd
Midland, MI 48640

Funeral Service
Saturday
December 18, 2021

11:00 AM
Wilson Miller Funeral Home, Inc.
4210 N. Saginaw Rd
Midland, MI 48640

Donations

Homer United Methodist Church
507 S Homer Rd., Midland MI 48640
Tel: 1-989-835-5050

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