Date of Death: January 30, 2018
Due to inclement weather the family has changed gathering date and time to February 17, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. to greet friends in the atrium of Richard’s favorite daily stop, the Oasis Restaurant , 656 U.S 131 in Three Rivers.
Richard Lawrence Crandall, age 72, of Three Rivers, passed peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, surrounded by his family.
Richard was born in Richmond, IN, on April 6, 1945, the son of Noah and Blanche (Cosgrove) Crandall. Mr. Crandall served his country in the U.S. Army and met his beloved wife, Sussan (Kyong) Crandall in Seoul, Korea, where they were married on May 10, 1968. They moved back to Three Rivers where they made their home. He was employed by General Motors/American Axle, where he worked for almost 30 years before his retirement.
Richard enjoyed driving the backroads and fishing the lakes of the town he grew up in, collecting Nascar memorabilia, and meandering hardware stores for his next fix-it project. He appreciated a good piece of pie and a bottomless cup of coffee served with a smile. He is remembered for his devotion to his family, his readiness to lend a helping hand, and his kind, generous heart.
Richard was preceded in passing by his parents; his sisters, Betty Jo Pegg Caplinger and Jean Matheny; and brother, Richard Pegg.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his wife of fifty years, Sussan Crandall; and daughter, Shari Crandall, both of Three Rivers.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Reverence Hospice for their compassionate support during the last days of his journey.
Memorial donations may be directed to Big Brothers Big Sisters 3501 Convington Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49001. Envelopes are available and may be sent to Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
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