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Gregory Warren Crabtree

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Gregory Warren Crabtree
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Gregory Warren Crabtree

February 13, 2017

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Hohner Funeral Home.  
 Visitation will also be held from 10:30 a.m. until a time of celebration beginning at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Hohner Funeral Home with Rev. Brenda Deily officiating.  

 The family will scatter Greg's ashes on Fisher Lake on July 8, 2017.  Further details will be posted.       

           

                                                                  

           

 

          

 

                                                   

               

 

                                                                        

 

                         
                                                                  
                      
Obituary Notice
 

Gregory Warren Crabtree, age 61, of Three Rivers, passed away suddenly on February 13, 2017.  He was born in Elmhurst, IL. on September 21, 1955, the son of Mr. Jack and Nancy (Broker) Crabtree.

 

Greg worked as a machinist for X-L Machine Company after a long stint at the family business where Jonathan currently works. Greg also worked part time putting in boats and docks for residents on the local lakes which resulted in many long-lasting friendships. 

Greg has been a resident of Fisher Lake for the last forty plus years.  He spent many summers coming to the lake as a child. He bought a home here, and then later moved to the other side of the lake to the house his grandparents built. He enjoyed all aspects of living at Fisher Lake, but most of all teaching his son, Jonathan to swim, water ski, and enjoy the water, which has continued to this date. Greg was a Correct Craft Boat enthusiast, owning and restoring several during his time at the lake.  He also loved Cubs Baseball. Greg enjoyed snowmobiling in upper Michigan with his son and times spent at the Bolz cabin.  He spent many hours with all of his brothers taking road trips trying to find the next great “Trinket” and a spot for good food. 

 

Greg was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy and one brother, Jonathan Crabtree.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his father, Jack Crabtree, of Vero Beach, FL., son, Jonathan Crabtree, of Palatine, IL., and his mother, Terri Crabtree of Three Rivers; three brothers, George, of Chuckey, TN., Keith, of Florence, KY., and Wayne, of Vero Beach, FL., as well as many friends made on the lakes.

                                  

                                                        

 

           
             








          
 

          
                                   

 

 

 


                                

                                                                                                                            

 

 

             

 

                                                   


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph County Animal Rescue (A.R.F.) or the American Heart Association.  Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home.                       
                                                  


 

         

 


                                                                           

 

           

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his mother, Mary Kline; his sister, Amy (Kline) Ulmer and his niece Amber Larkin; two life long and special friends, Aaron Me

Memorial donations may be donated to Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter. http://www.themiamiproject.org/chapters/darrellgwynn/. Envelopes available at the Hohner Funeral Home in care of Lee’s arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.hohnerfh.com.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his mother, Mary Kline; his sister, Amy (Kline) Ulmer and his niece Amber Larkin; two life long and special friends, Aaron Me

Memorial donations may be donated to Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter. http://www.themiamiproject.org/chapters/darrellgwynn/. Envelopes available at the Hohner Funeral Home in care of Lee’s arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.hohnerfh.com.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his mother, Mary Kline; his sister, Amy (Kline) Ulmer and his niece Amber Larkin; two life long and special friends, Aaron Me

Memorial donations may be donated to Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter. http://www.themiamiproject.org/chapters/darrellgwynn/. Envelopes available at the Hohner Funeral Home in care of Lee’s arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.hohnerfh.com.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his mother, Mary Kline; his sister, Amy (Kline) Ulmer and his niece Amber Larkin; two life long and special friends, Aaron Me

Memorial donations may be donated to Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter. http://www.themiamiproject.org/chapters/darrellgwynn/. Envelopes available at the Hohner Funeral Home in care of Lee’s arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.hohnerfh.com.


Rodney Andrew Howard, age 66, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Rod was born on Dec. 17th, 1949 in Adrian, MI., the son of the late Andy and Elizabeth (Cox) Howard.

Mr. Howard grew up in the Adrian, MI. area and served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and upon returning home served in the U.S. Navy until his honorable discharge. He worked for the U.S. Post office for over twelve years before retiring.

Ron loved to hunt and Michigan Wolverine and Minnesota Vickings football. He never missed an episode of the “Price is Right” and his true joy was spoiling all of his grandchildren.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, wife, Gail (Jensen) Howard, of Centreville, MI.; son, Andrew (Katie) Howard; daughter, Kim (Shaun) Connelly; both of Three Rivers; nine grandchildren, Kylee, Andrew Jr., Aidan, Katelynn, Kenzie Howard; Britney, Sarah, Caleb, and Liam Connelly; one brother, Robert Howard; four sisters, Faye Harris, Betty ____________, Mary Goodwin, and Joyce_________;

Rodney Andrew Howard, age 66, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Rod was born on Dec. 17th, 1949 in Adrian, MI., the son of the late Andy and Elizabeth (Cox) Howard.

Mr. Howard grew up in the Adrian, MI. area and served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and upon returning home served in the U.S. Navy until his honorable discharge. He worked for the U.S. Post office for over twelve years before retiring.

Ron loved to hunt and Michigan Wolverine and Minnesota Vickings football. He never missed an episode of the “Price is Right” and his true joy was spoiling all of his grandchildren.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, wife, Gail (Jensen) Howard, of Centreville, MI.; son, Andrew (Katie) Howard; daughter, Kim (Shaun) Connelly; both of Three Rivers; nine grandchildren, Kylee, Andrew Jr., Aidan, Katelynn, Kenzie Howard; Britney, Sarah, Caleb, and Liam Connelly; one brother, Robert Howard; four sisters, Faye Harris, Betty ____________, Mary Goodwin, and Joyce_________;

Rodney Andrew Howard, age 66, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Rod was born on Dec. 17th, 1949 in Adrian, MI., the son of the late Andy and Elizabeth (Cox) Howard.

Mr. Howard grew up in the Adrian, MI. area and served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and upon returning home served in the U.S. Navy until his honorable discharge. He worked for the U.S. Post office for over twelve years before retiring.

Ron loved to hunt and Michigan Wolverine and Minnesota Vickings football. He never missed an episode of the “Price is Right” and his true joy was spoiling all of his grandchildren.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, wife, Gail (Jensen) Howard, of Centreville, MI.; son, Andrew (Katie) Howard; daughter, Kim (Shaun) Connelly; both of Three Rivers; nine grandchildren, Kylee, Andrew Jr., Aidan, Katelynn, Kenzie Howard; Britney, Sarah, Caleb, and Liam Connelly; one brother, Robert Howard; four sisters, Faye Harris, Betty ____________, Mary Goodwin, and Joyce_________;

Rodney Andrew Howard, age 66, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Rod was born on Dec. 17th, 1949 in Adrian, MI., the son of the late Andy and Elizabeth (Cox) Howard.

Mr. Howard grew up in the Adrian, MI. area and served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and upon returning home served in the U.S. Navy until his honorable discharge. He worked for the U.S. Post office for over twelve years before retiring.

Ron loved to hunt and Michigan Wolverine and Minnesota Vickings football. He never missed an episode of the “Price is Right” and his true joy was spoiling all of his grandchildren.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, wife, Gail (Jensen) Howard, of Centreville, MI.; son, Andrew (Katie) Howard; daughter, Kim (Shaun) Connelly; both of Three Rivers; nine grandchildren, Kylee, Andrew Jr., Aidan, Katelynn, Kenzie Howard; Britney, Sarah, Caleb, and Liam Connelly; one brother, Robert Howard; four sisters, Faye Harris, Betty ____________, Mary Goodwin, and Joyce_________;



There will be a private interment at Poe’s Cemetery.  A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends late Spring of 2017.


Keith Thomas Garrison, age 72, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Three Rivers; passed away suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. He was born in Three Rivers, MI., on February 27, 1944 the son of the late Norman and Bette (Eddy) Garrison.

Keith graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1962. He later graduated from Western Michigan University.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two uncles, Hugh and Doug Garrison.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, one sister, Connie (Bob) Fuelling, one brother, Craig Garrison, both of Three Rivers; one niece, Lyndsey (Casey) Roggelin, three nephews, Andrew (Michelle) Fuelling, T.J. (Laurie) Fuelling, and Eric (Amberly) Garrison.

Keith Thomas Garrison, age 72, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Three Rivers; passed away suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. He was born in Three Rivers, MI., on February 27, 1944 the son of the late Norman and Bette (Eddy) Garrison.

Keith graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1962. He later graduated from Western Michigan University.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two uncles, Hugh and Doug Garrison.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, one sister, Connie (Bob) Fuelling, one brother, Craig Garrison, both of Three Rivers; one niece, Lyndsey (Casey) Roggelin, three nephews, Andrew (Michelle) Fuelling, T.J. (Laurie) Fuelling, and Eric (Amberly) Garrison.

Keith Thomas Garrison, age 72, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Three Rivers; passed away suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. He was born in Three Rivers, MI., on February 27, 1944 the son of the late Norman and Bette (Eddy) Garrison.

Keith graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1962. He later graduated from Western Michigan University.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two uncles, Hugh and Doug Garrison.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, one sister, Connie (Bob) Fuelling, one brother, Craig Garrison, both of Three Rivers; one niece, Lyndsey (Casey) Roggelin, three nephews, Andrew (Michelle) Fuelling, T.J. (Laurie) Fuelling, and Eric (Amberly) Garrison.

Keith Thomas Garrison, age 72, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Three Rivers; passed away suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. He was born in Three Rivers, MI., on February 27, 1944 the son of the late Norman and Bette (Eddy) Garrison.

Keith graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1962. He later graduated from Western Michigan University.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two uncles, Hugh and Doug Garrison.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, one sister, Connie (Bob) Fuelling, one brother, Craig Garrison, both of Three Rivers; one niece, Lyndsey (Casey) Roggelin, three nephews, Andrew (Michelle) Fuelling, T.J. (Laurie) Fuelling, and Eric (Amberly) Garrison.

Keith Thomas Garrison, age 72, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Three Rivers; passed away suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. He was born in Three Rivers, MI., on February 27, 1944 the son of the late Norman and Bette (Eddy) Garrison.

Keith graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1962. He later graduated from Western Michigan University.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two uncles, Hugh and Doug Garrison.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, one sister, Connie (Bob) Fuelling, one brother, Craig Garrison, both of Three Rivers; one niece, Lyndsey (Casey) Roggelin, three nephews, Andrew (Michelle) Fuelling, T.J. (Laurie) Fuelling, and Eric (Amberly) Garrison.

Memorials may be donated to the American Diabetes Association or St. Jude's Children’s Hospital. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home.


Keith Thomas Garrison, age 72, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Three Rivers; passed away suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. He was born in Three Rivers, MI., on February 27, 1944 the son of the late Norman and Bette (Eddy) Garrison.

Keith graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1962. He later graduated from Western Michigan University.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two uncles, Hugh and Doug Garrison.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, one sister, Connie (Bob) Fuelling, one brother, Craig Garrison, both of Three Rivers; one niece, Lyndsey (Casey) Roggelin, three nephews, Andrew (Michelle) Fuelling, T.J. (Laurie) Fuelling, and Eric (Amberly) Garrison.

Keith Thomas Garrison, age 72, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Three Rivers; passed away suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. He was born in Three Rivers, MI., on February 27, 1944 the son of the late Norman and Bette (Eddy) Garrison.

Keith graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1962. He later graduated from Western Michigan University.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two uncles, Hugh and Doug Garrison.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, one sister, Connie (Bob) Fuelling, one brother, Craig Garrison, both of Three Rivers; one niece, Lyndsey (Casey) Roggelin, three nephews, Andrew (Michelle) Fuelling, T.J. (Laurie) Fuelling, and Eric (Amberly) Garrison.

Keith Thomas Garrison, age 72, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Three Rivers; passed away suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. He was born in Three Rivers, MI., on February 27, 1944 the son of the late Norman and Bette (Eddy) Garrison.

Keith graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1962. He later graduated from Western Michigan University.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two uncles, Hugh and Doug Garrison.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, one sister, Connie (Bob) Fuelling, one brother, Craig Garrison, both of Three Rivers; one niece, Lyndsey (Casey) Roggelin, three nephews, Andrew (Michelle) Fuelling, T.J. (Laurie) Fuelling, and Eric (Amberly) Garrison.

Keith Thomas Garrison, age 72, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Three Rivers; passed away suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. He was born in Three Rivers, MI., on February 27, 1944 the son of the late Norman and Bette (Eddy) Garrison.

Keith graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1962. He later graduated from Western Michigan University.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two uncles, Hugh and Doug Garrison.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, one sister, Connie (Bob) Fuelling, one brother, Craig Garrison, both of Three Rivers; one niece, Lyndsey (Casey) Roggelin, three nephews, Andrew (Michelle) Fuelling, T.J. (Laurie) Fuelling, and Eric (Amberly) Garrison.

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9 comments on article "Gregory Warren Crabtree"

Chris, MJ & Birdie

Greg was a great neighbor and friend who is sorely missed. We have so many great memories, stories and "inside jokes" that we will always remember!


Deana Lamanuzzi

With deepest sympathy, Greg will be missed.


Perry, Rhonda, Gregg, Carrie & Lori Wright

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.


Tom Farrell and Family

We shall always remember the great times at Fisher Lake with Greg, over the past 40 years. The many days spent enjoying water sports, the bonfires, building docks and spear fishing adventures. Greg is the definition of a "good guy". Our prayers are with him and family.


Jim & Jackie Drake

We have known Joathan for a long time our daughter (Sam)

spent many summers at the lake. I am so sorry for your

loss you & your family are in our prayers

Love to all

Jackie


Samantha Drake & The Drakes

I'm so sorry to hear this, Greg was a great man! I have known him for quite sometime, I grew up with his son on the lake. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family.. I'm so sorry Jonathan, prayers my friend...


Phil & Cathy Katrovitz

We are so sorry for the loss of this member of the Crabtree family. Our hearts go out to all of you. Bless you and keep you.


Sally and Chick Boeschenstein

Jonathan, We are shocked and saddened to hear about your dad. What great times we had with you and him. The lake will miss him and all his history with Fisher Lake. We wish we were there now, but I hope we will see you in the spring or summer. Please know we are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. We will remember him with smiles and laughter because that was his constant demeanor. Sally and Chick


Wayne Crabtree

We had a lot of good times on the lake. I know that was your favorite place in the whole world. There wasn't anything you wouldn't do for anybody. You will be missed by everyone, especially by your brothers. My heart will always be with you.

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