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Ivan Gail ( Ike) Crandell

Posted September 19, 2014 in Obituaries, Greene County

March 23, 1924- September 17, 2014

Ike Crandell

Ike Crandell

Ivan G ail (Ike) Crandell, 89, Mr. Crandell died Wednesday at the Greene County Medical Center, in Jefferson. Funeral services Saturday Sept. 20, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Grand Junction. Visitation will start at 1:00 p.m. Friday at Hastings Funeral Home in Jefferson; family will greet friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m… Friends may call at the Church after 10:00 a.m. Saturday until the time of service.

Ivan is survived by his wife Joan (Miss Elder) Crandell, Ron (Jody) Crandell of Paris, Illinois and Lisa (Matt) Friday of Marion, Iowa 4 grand Children.

Ivan Gail Crandell “Ike”, son of James Orville Crandell and Bertha Mae Minnick Crandell, was born March 23, 1925 in Grand Junction, Iowa and died September 17, 2014 at Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson, Iowa. The family moved up to Dana, Iowa where he graduated from Dana High School. He was lovingly known as “Ike”. Ike and his father farmed Alvis Young near Spring Lake. On June 15, 1958 Ike married H. Joan “Jo” Elder. The couple were blessed with two children Ronald Wayne and Lisa Ann. He worked for Teeters as a truck driver, Art Colby’s Gas Station, and later for Road Construction as a truck driver. Ike enjoyed his life working on the farm. He raised Herdford Cattle and Berkshire Hogs. Ike loved the week of the County Fair and his children’s involvement in 4H. He retired in 1989 and helped Russ Laub on his farm. He was very proud of his yard and took great pride in his lawnmower and its up keep. Ike enjoyed his many friends at Sparky’s over a cup of coffee. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Grand Junction,also a Hawkeye fan. Ike is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Denton Crandell (Twyla), Hubert Crandell (Marie), Donald Crandell, and sister Lois Tabor (Mason). He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Joan “Jo”, son Ronald Wayne and his wife Jody of Paris, IL, daughter Lisa Friday and husband Matt of Marion, IA, four grandchildren: Maria Crandell, Preston Crandell, Garrett Friday and Alisa Friday. Nieces and Nephews: David Crandell (Jolene), Steve Crandell (Cheryl), Blaine Crandell (Diane), Jim Crandell (Joyce), Marilyn Peterson (John), Randy Tabor, and Cheryl Lilligraven (Mike), other relatives and many friends.

Memorials are suggested to his Church, Grand Junction Fire & Rescue or the Community Center

Information provided by:
Hastings Funeral Home
403 North Elm
Jefferson, IA 50129

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