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Earl Crankshaw

April 25, 1925 – September 7, 2013

Earl Crankshaw, age 88, of Gowen, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Metron of Greenville. The son of L.J. & May (Melosh) Crankshaw, he was born on April 25, 1925 and was a farmer most of his life. In later years he operated his own repair shop.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Hoyte Crankshaw and Gene Crankshaw; and three sisters, Zella Lindsey, Edna Orvis, and Ella Stanke.

Surviving are his nieces and nephews, Laura Jewell, Evelyn & Dave Buffum, and Jeanette & Jim Hulliberger, David Stanke, and Dawn & Nicholas Armock; and several great nieces and great nephews.

Visitation is from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where envelopes for memorial contributions will be available. Graveside committal services are at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at River Ridge Cemetery, Belding, with Pastor Ken Harger officiating.

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Born: April 25, 1925
Death: September 7, 2013


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Wednesday September 11, 2013, 7 – 8 p.m. at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care
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Committal Service

Thursday September 12, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at River Ridge Cemetery
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  1. Anonymous on September 7, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Posted by: Lindsey Hoxie

    Miss you buddy and our monthly lunches, chats and laughs. Finding out about my family history through you was a highlight in my life. You led a good example of how a simple hardworking life was best. Hope your out-smarting the fish in heaven!


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