Robert E.L. Crim Jr.

Robert E.L. Crim Jr.
Robert E.L. Crim Jr. of Allegan, Michigan died suddenly Tuesday, December 31, 2007 at his home. Mr. Crim was born August 30, 1930 in Washington, D.C. to Edward and Virginia (Sanford) Schaefer. At the age of 8 Bob entered FortUnionMilitaryAcademy. He later graduated from StantonMilitaryAcademy. He then served his country as a Drill Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Bob earned his BBA at WesternMichiganUniversity and for over 20 years he was employed in sales with the Detroit Free Press. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Allegan and for several years volunteered with Wings of Hope Hospice. On May 3, 1952 in Allegan he married Esther Sandahl, who died in 1994. Bob was also preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are his children, Sue Katrina Sandahl (Bob) Jenkins of Oregon, Robert E.L. Crim, III and Mark (Louise) Crim, both of Allegan and Mary (Thomas) Soule of Portage; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his special friend, Norma St. Clair of Richland. For the past 10 years they had enjoyed traveling and spending time together. Friends may meet the family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Friday at the Winkel Funeral Home of Otsego
Funeral services will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Allegan on Saturday at 11:00 A.M., Pastor Ronald Bessert officiating. Burial will follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Bob may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice or Immanuel Lutheran Church of Allegan.
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