Richard H. Crandall


Richard H. Crandall, 82, of Bellefontaine, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

He was born March 8, 1932, in Delaware County,  to the late Odus and Mary Phillips Crandall.

On Dec. 31, 1955, he married the former Iris Mae Tennant at the Forest Lawn Presbyterian Church in Marion, and she survives along with their children, Pastor Julie (Craig) Fogle of rural Hardin County, and Atty. Jeffre (Donna) Crandall of Westport, Wash.; grandchildren, Neal, Rachel, Rebecca and Mikayla; great-granddaughter, Lilliana; and his twin sister, Dorothy “Dottie” Crandall of Delaware, Ohio.

Richard graduated from Radnor High School and attended Ohio Wesleyan University. He was a longtime Realtor and auctioneer in Logan County, and throughout Ohio. He raised black Angus cattle and standardbred horses.

 He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Bellefontaine, past member and officer of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce and the Logan County Board of Realtors and was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge 132 where he enjoyed having lunch with other businessmen in the community. He was a Civil War historian, and collector of fine Civil War arms, Indian relics and farm machinery. He loved God, his family, his country and hard work.

 Gene Marine will officiate a 1 p.m. service Tuesday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine where calling is two hours prior to the service. Burial is in the Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church, 118 N. Main St., Bellefontaine OH 43311 and to the First Presbyterian Church, 240 S. Market St., Galion OH 44833.

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