Carl Christopher Crandall, 74

Carl Christopher Crandall, 74, of Swayzee, passed away at 8:55 am on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, in his home.

He was born in Peru, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1947, to Charles and Martha (Rennaker) Crandall. He was married to Jana Marilyn (Lowe) Crandall, whom he met in Bunker Hill.  It was "love at first sight" for Carl. They recently celebrated their 43rd anniversary on June 30, 2021.

Carl graduated from Southwood High School in 1965 and continued his education at a millwright trade school. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, achieving the rank of SP4. He enjoyed working with Hawk Missiles in Korea and Key West, Fla. 

Following his honorable discharge from the military, Carl worked at Dana Corp. before finishing out his career as a millwright for 25 years at Chrysler.  He retired in 2007. Carl was a life member of the NRA, as well as a member of the American Legion and VFW (both in Wabash). He attended Herbst United Methodist Church.

Born and raised on a farm, Carl liked showing quarter horses in his younger years. He also liked driving fast cars and had done his fair share of drag racing for 30 years at Bunker Hill and Muncie. He participated in Super Chevy Shows in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. Carl placed in Super Pro in Michigan and was very proud of having his Chevelle spotlighted in the Super Chevy Sunday Magazine.

In addition to the love of his life, Jana, survivors include his daughter, Dana Love of Jacksonville, Fla.; son, Craig Christopher (Jeanine) Crandall of Rising Sun; granddaughter, Brittany (Juan) Ibarra; grandsons, Clinton Christopher Crandall and Carter Christopher Crandall; great-grandson, Diego; great-granddaughter, Lyli; sister, Carolyn (late David) Roser of Wabash; niece, Deann (Dean) Everroad; great-nephew, Cale; several friends; and his beloved pets, Daisy, Killmouski, and Kaycee.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation and services were Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at Swayzee Nazarene Church, 2560 S. 800 W., Swayzee. Burial was at Converse Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Rybolt Chapel, 314 N. Washington St., Swayzee, IN.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Marion-Grant County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1921, Marion, IN 46952; Paralyzed Veterans of America, 575 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46204; or Tunnels 2 Towers, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Diane Pfeifer, MD, and her staff; the staff at Guardian Angels Hospice of Kokomo; and all of the people who helped him in his final moments.

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Posted on 2021 Sep 07