Jack L. Crandall, age 89, of Stanton passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Laurels of Carson City after a brief stay.
Jack was a devoted, loving family man who was very proud of his children and grandchildren. After his own children were grown, he and his first wife dedicated years of that same high quality of care to his elderly parents.
Born and raised in Belding, Jack was a skilled meat cutter, having learned and developed his skills while working at Crandall’s Market, a store his father owned. Jack earned his Journeyman’s Meat Cutting certificate and later continued his career working for Meijer’s. He also owned and operated his own landscape business, serving many customers in the Belding and Greenville area.
Being outdoors was a passion of Jack’s; when he wasn’t busy landscaping, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and photography. Jack and his first wife made several wonderful trips overseas. He used his own photos from these to create travel slide shows that he presented for various groups in the Belding & Greenville area. Jack was a proud Michigander and knew much of the state’s historical foundation and facts. He was especially fond of its natural beauty and diversity, as well as it’s college and professional sports. He was a passionate, lifelong Tigers and Lions fan.
Jack served his country as a corporal for two years in the National Guard. He was a mentor with the Big Brother's/Big Sister's organization after his own children were grown. Later in life, he loved spending winters at his home in Lake Placid, Florida. Jack is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd & Christine (Sorensen) Crandall, as well as his first wife, Phyllis Crandall.
Surviving Jack is his wife, Petrine Crandall of Stanton; daughters, Christy (Don) Ketchum of Woodland; Jane Crandall (Sam Cornelius) of Gaylord; son, Steven Crandall of Euless, Texas; grandchildren, Jason Crandall of Texas; Alex Ketchum of Ypsilanti; Erin (Brett) Payne of Flower Mound, Texas; Andrew Cornelius of Gaylord; Adrianne (Billel) Bent El Khoukh of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Morgan Cornelius of Gaylord, and two great grandchildren.
A memorial service honoring Jack’s life is planned for Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 4:00 p.m., at the First Congregational Church in Belding. For those wishing to make a memorial donation in Jack’s memory, the family suggest you direct them to either the Alvah N. Belding Library or the Belding First Congregational Church.