Allan Crandall

Allan Joe Crandall

Saturday, May 7th, 1949 - Thursday, April 11th, 2019
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Allan Joe Crandall, 69, of Battle Creek, Michigan, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Borgess Medical Center. He was born on May 7, 1949 to Thaine A. Crandall and E. Grace (Chapin) Crandall.
Allan was a graduate of the Pennfield High School class of 1967. He went on to graduate from a trade school and was certified in drafting blueprints for housing and development. Starting at a very young age, Allan worked closely with his father in construction until he began working for Kellogg’s in 1969. He worked there for 32 years as a line operator until he retired in 2001. Allan loved helping others and maintained a hard work ethic his entire life. He volunteered his time to the church and opened his home to children’s ministries including hosting many campfires, hayrides, and other church events.
Allan married the love of his life on May 4th 1974 and is survived by his Wife of 44 years - Carolyn Ruth (Coffing) Crandall of Battle Creek Michigan; Daughters, Rebekah (Dustan) Yergo of Mt. Wolf Pennsylvania; Kimberly Crandall of Battle Creek Michigan; Sons, Josh (Michelle) Crandall of Battle Creek Michigan; Richard Crandall of Gaylord Michigan; Sister, Donna (Bill) Morgan of Battle Creek Michigan, and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his Father, Thaine A. Crandall and Mother, E. Grace Crandall who he missed dearly.
Allan loved The Word of God and built his family with Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior being the cornerstone of his faith. He enjoyed a variety of things including farming, traveling, building furniture, hunting, fishing, cooking, baking and collecting old cars.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 19th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Friday, April 19th, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Christ Alive Church
    8938 Bellevue Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49014
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  • Service

    Friday, April 19th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Friday, April 19th, 2019 1:00pm
    Christ Alive Church
    8938 Bellevue Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49014
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Dan Schwartz
  • Interment

    Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens
    1490 East Michigan Avenue
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49014
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  • Reception

    Family Altar Chapel
    14844 6 1/2 Mile Road
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Donations are being accepted for: YOUTH HAVEN.


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Richard Crandall

Posted at 12:51am
Dad wasn't feeling the greatest the year I made it home for Thanksgiving. I remember he was tired but, as always, in good spirits. His example of grace under pressure was one of the things that has kept me alive and positive through the darkest times of my life. A picture freezes that moment, that happy moment, and preserves it forever. My father taught me the virtues of patience, the humility of spirit, and the bravery to do what's right in spite of all the odds against you. He was a good man who had cared for me when I did not care about anything anymore. My heart is heavy because I was not informed of his passing and that has been very hard for me me. ( I may be adopted, but he was my dad.) During this time of the year, Thanksgiving time, is when family puts aside their differences and accept each other, flaws and all. My father, Alan Crandall, never judged me as harshly as many others did, and he was always in support of me, be it music or sports. Thank you dad for everything and when you read this, know that I am very proud of the ethics and morals he taught me and i am thankful that he has moved on to his reward. I am 43 now and have changed many perspectives at this point, but my love for my father was never one of those. I love you dad.

James Smith

Posted at 03:44pm
I was a good friend of Thaine & Grace, Thaine built my home back when Donna & Allan were younger. Donna was a favorite baby sitter of ours in fact. To Allan's family I extend my utmost condolences. Jim Smith

Paula Swan

Posted at 09:29am
Donna, My prayers are with you and the family. Al was a wonderful man, who did work hard and always respected everyone he crossed paths with. When we did work together at Kellogg's, he kept me on my toes he could be a bit of a prankster! He will be missed.
Again Blessings to you, Paula Swan

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