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Harold L. Crock

Harold passed away, Wednesday, February 22, 2023 in Portage.

He was born March 21, 1935 in Bicknell, Indiana, the son of Ralph and Harriette (Shuter) Crock. For 40 years Harold worked at General Motors until his retirement in 2000. In his free time he enjoyed traveling and hiking with family and friends. Earlier, he enjoyed playing competitive softball and raising and showing St. Bernard dogs. Harold was a member of the Alamo Community Congregational Church, where he served on the Board. He also participated in and led Dale Carnegie Leadership Courses. On May 16, 1953 in Connersville, Indiana, he married his high school sweetheart, Joyce Sanford, who survives.

Also surviving are their children, Deborah (Thomas) Rook of Orangeville Township, Janet (Dennis) Kiel of Alamo Township, Bret (Debbi) Crock of Kalamazoo; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; siblings, Rita Woodson of Colorado, Glenn “Dale” (Dolores) Crock of Wyoming, Geraldine (James) Steele of Colorado and Carl (Teresa) Crock of Indiana; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Crock of Arizona, along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Arleen in 1981 and brother, Roland.

According to his wishes, cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 25, 2023 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, with Pastor Don Boss officiating.

Burial of ashes will take place at Green Bower Cemetery in Alamo Township.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Harold may be made to Alamo Community Congregational Church.

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Metza Templeton

February 22, 2023 at 8:42 pm

Our condolences to my cousins and their families. I will never forget the time we visited when there was a new litter of St. Bernard puppies. Happy memories on this day of sorrow.

Jack & Metza


Terry & Char Bonnell

February 22, 2023 at 11:52 pm

Joyce and family,

We have many memories we will always cherish, especially the church softball games. Our prayers are with you all.



February 27, 2023 at 8:52 am

Terry and Char,

Thanks for kind thoughts and prayers. Those softball games got mentioned at the memorial service!


Rick Howrigon

February 25, 2023 at 7:19 am


Sorry to hear of your husband and fathers passing. I remember your family well and pray God blesses you with peace as you deal with the loss of your loved one.



February 25, 2023 at 1:35 pm

Joyce and Family,

Sorry to hear of Harold’s passing , I have many memories of our Mt Comfort day’s, they were the best.

You and your family have my deepest condolences.

Dian Steele Blueher



February 26, 2023 at 10:12 am

Joyce and family so sorry about the loss of Harold. I will never forget his amazing sense of humor and what a loving and caring husband and father he was. Rest in Peace.


Lori Wallace

March 1, 2023 at 7:39 pm

Joyce and family, Sorry to hear about the death of Harold. I was one of your old neighbors on 300 West in Greenfield,IN. I walked past your house almost daily and you two were the kindest, most hard working, Christian people I have ever met. Harold always had a story to share and he always showed interest in what my family was up to. So glad to have had you both as our “neighbors”. Rest in peace Harold.


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