Monday, February 26, 2018

Thomas Ernest Crandall (February 25, 2018)

Thomas Ernest Crandall age 43, of Bradford died Sunday, February 25, 2018, with his wife and two daughters by his side at his residence.

“Tom” was born June 9, 1974, in Fort Madison, Iowa. Tom was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold and Elizabeth Crandall, Ernest and Argentina Ciancarelli and Robert Cramblit.

Tom is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife, Jennifer (Jenny) whom he married September 17, 1994 and an amazing Dad to two daughters, Katie of Greenville and Kelsey of Bradford. He is survived by his parents, Dale and Theresa Crandall of Greenville and Susan Becker of Wever, IA. Also surviving are sisters, Mary (Chris) Snyder of Bernardsville, NJ, Alicia (Scott) Crandall of Missoula, MT, Desiree Fedler of Fort Madison, IA, Amy (Jeremy) Sheaffer of Ankeny, IA; brother, Aaron (Rae) Fedler of Lowell, IA; father and mother-in-law, Michael and Linda Rhoades of Union City; sister-in-law, Jill (Gary) Gehret of Yorkshire; nieces, Jessica Snyder and Paige Gehret; nephews, Isaac and Ian Gehret, Matthew and Nicholas Snyder, Jaydn Fedler and Javean Davis; and grandmothers, Bernadette Cramblit, Sue Christian and Mary Valentine.

Tom graduated from Greenville High School in 1992. He worked at Greenville Technology Inc. for nearly 25 devoted years. He was a 4H advisor for Darke Co. 4H Beef Club.

Tom was a wonderful loving husband and father, who cherished his wife and daughters above all. He was a kind and gentle spirited man. He was a good friend and mentor to many, with a great sense of humor.

Tom showed great courage in a short but valiant fight against cancer. He left this world in such an amazing way.

He was a city boy drug to the country. He took great pride and effort in showing Beef Show Cattle with his wife and daughters. Anyone who knew Tom will greatly miss him.

A celebration of Tom’s amazing life will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor David Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Gettysburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Darke Co. 4H Beef Club or the Cancer Association of Darke County. Condolences for the family may be expressed through