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Charles Edward Crall

October 15, 1934 — July 2, 2015

Charles Edward Crall

Charles Edward Crall, born October 15, 1934 in Bucyrus, passed away July 2, 2015, surrounded by his family, at Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet (Baker) Crall, whom he married on July 19, 1959. Also preceding him in death were his parents, Richard and Mabel (Spiegel) Crall, and a brother, Lyle J. Crall.

Charles is survived by his five children, Karen S. Crall Rarick (Craig), Kelley A. Crall Shealy (Tad), Kathleen J. Crall Kennedy (Michael), Steven R. Crall (Shelly) and Julie M. Crall Miller (Craig). He is also survived by 11 grandchildren; Amber L. Rarick Wertman (Tim), Katie J. Crall Stone (Adam), Ryan C. Shealy, Stephanie M. Rarick Kissinger (Andy), Sabrina K. Rarick, Allison M. Crall, Christina N. Rarick, Hunter R. Miller, Alexander S. Crall, Payton K. Miller and Joshua A. Crall, and three great grandsons, Logan Wertman, Lincoln Horsley and Evan Kissinger.

He is also survived by three brothers; Don (Marlene) Crall of Bucyrus, James (Sue) Crall of Atlantic, Iowa and Larry (Joyce) Crall of Bucyrus.  Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Diana Crall and Diane Baker McKibben (Norman), along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

Charles graduated from Holmes Liberty in 1952. Following graduation, he worked at Swan, and then went to Timken.  He left Timken in 1956 to join the U.S. Army, where he served in the active military for two years, followed by the reserves for two additional years.  After his time in active duty, he returned to Timken where he worked for 32 years.  After his retirement, he was elected as a Crawford County Commissioner, where he served for ten years.  In his later years he was employed by Gebhardt Auctions. He found great enjoyment every time he had the opportunity to spend time with the auction crew.  Charles served on the Wynford Board of Education for many years, and was also a member of the Crawford County School Board. He had a passion for raising and showing Montadale Sheep, and found much success in this area, not only at the local level but also the national level.  Charles also greatly loved Wynford sports, and could be found at many football, basketball, volleyball and baseball games.

He was above all else a devoted, loving and supportive family man.  He loved to spend time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and enjoyed sharing in all of their activities.  He had a way about him that made everyone around him feel loved and valued – he prided himself on treating others with respect.

Funeral services for Charles will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the Scioto United Methodist Church, Rte 4, north of Bucyrus, with the Rev. Glory Geib officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 7 from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at Wise Funeral Service in Bucyrus and prior to the funeral from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Scioto United Methodist Church, or the Wynford Academic or Athletic Boosters in care of Wise Funeral Service, 129 West Warren Street, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at


Tuesday, July 7, 2015 1-3 & 6-8 p.m.

Wise Funeral Service, 129 W. Warren St., Bucyrus, Ohio 44820


Wednesday, July 8, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Scioto UMC, 5196 Ohio 4, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820


At a later date in Oakwood Cemetery

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