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Gary A. Crissinger

December 29, 1940 - October 8, 2006
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Gary A. Crissinger “Cappy” age 65 of Crown Point, IN passed away Sunday, October 8, 2006 at Methodist Hospital Southlake Campus He is survived by his Wife and Soul Mate of 44 years Karen 3 Children: Ron Crissinger of Flordia Becky Pat Kelleher of St. Charles, Missouri Amy Larry Batcheller of Anchorage, Alaska 4 Grandchildren:Continue Reading

Darrell Henderson left a message on October 13, 2006:
Karen, Becky, and my dear friend Amy. Until this last week, I never knew what it felt like to smile while having tears in my eyes. The thought of Cappy never planting another big smooch on top of my bald head is heartbreaking. Yet, I absolutely cannot think of him without a smile coming to my face. Words can never describe the warmth, humor, and love that man shared with everybody. I'll always miss him and I'm a better person for having known him. I look forward to seeing him again. God bless you. I love you all.
Norman Mills left a message on October 13, 2006:
Karen, I was very shocked to hear about Gary! My sisters,Joyce, Marylou and I send our deapest sympathy to you and your family. Gary was a good man and allways had a smile and a hand shake and never failed too ask about my parents when we would meet. Gary was a great partner of Dads! Gary and uncle Hank became good buddies also across the alley and our families will allways remember how ready Gary was to lend a hand when needed! I know how much he is missed! I'm sure Elmer and Hank have found him up there and are sitting around talking like old times. Keep your chin up girl, you have alot of great memories to keep you going. God Bless you and yours!
Michelle Laurain left a message on October 12, 2006:
I know Gary as a dear friend to my grandfather, Gene Hultz. I know that he was a true dear friend. Gary was there whenever anyone needed him in my family. And he was definitely there when we needed him most. To his family, know that he is always with you. When you feel the warmth of the sun, feel the wind on your cheek...remember that he is there with you. Losing someone you love is the hardest thing to deal with in this life...but know that one day you will be together again. Take one day at a time, at your own pace and let yourself remember all of the wonderful memories. My heart and prayers go out to you all. Michelle Laurain
Torry Graden Neely left a message on October 12, 2006:
I am so sorry for your loss. My dad, Jim Graden, had been friends with Cappy for many years. I have fond memories of him as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of need.
Shella Hultz Spear and family left a message on October 11, 2006:
Dear Karen and family Gary will be greatly missed by many. To my family as well. I will miss all the hugs when ever I saw him. Our hearts are with you and no words can express how we feel. We will keep you in our prayers.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Rebecca McColley left a message on October 11, 2006:
Karen, I send all my love to you at this time of loss. Gary was a wonderful and caring man. It was Gary that convinced me to contact my sister Linda on the computer. Gary was an angel: he helped my Dad so much when my brother Benny died. Everyone of us were so shocked that we could barely take care of ourselves but Gary was the one at my Dad's side all the time. Gary always had a kind word for everyone and he smiled and gave kisses and hugs. I would like to just have one more hug. God had a plan for Gary and we are not sure what it is but he can swim now. Gary loved everyone. He was truely a gentleman. Gary would always take care of my heat and air conditioning even when I was gone for two weeks. I was never afraid to leave him my house key because he was such a trust worthy man and those are hard to come by. Loosing Gary is going to be very difficult for each one of the kids, you and his many friends. I send my prayers for you and your family. Gary will be missed. God Bless You and Amy, Ronnie, and Becca. Love Always, Becky McColley Steve & Kari McColley
Barb Polen left a message on October 11, 2006:
Dear Karen and Family, I am so sorry about your tragic loss. I will always remember you guys as being my very first neighors down in Lowell when we were very young parents. Gary was always first at our FOE breakfasts. He wrote me a lovely condolence when Slim passed away and I will always remember that. My thughts and prayers are with you and may your many happy memories sustain you. Sincerely, Barb Polen
Allie left a message on October 11, 2006:
Grampy, You were the best Grampa ever. I am soo lucky to have had you for 20 years. Thanks for always being there with a big hug. You were my big bad Grampa and you always will be. I hope you're listening when I'm talking. Don't worry about Gramma; I'm going to take care of her for you. I love you, Grampy.
Kent Loosemore left a message on October 11, 2006:
Cappy: I will miss the many jokes that we shared through our emails, the many mornings when we shared coffee together at the Main Street Cafe sharing Thursday jokes and those Fridays wearing Red.
Kathy Hughes left a message on October 11, 2006:
I will always have fond memories of Gary. He was kind and caring, always with a smile and a hug.
Marika Clarke left a message on October 10, 2006:
Karen and Family, may you all be comforted by the many warm thoughts of those who care. Our Prayers and Thoughts are with you all. With Sympathy, the Clarke Family
Donna Sanders left a message on October 10, 2006:
Gary was always my hero, my big brother. I will never forget his love and smile. No one will ever take his place in my heart.And to his family, my family, I love you all. Your sis, Donna
Doug & Debbie left a message on October 10, 2006:
Karen, Doug and I are so saddened by your loss. Cappy was a wonderful and caring person. He will be deeply missed by all. Doug will truly miss his hunting buddy. And I for all the harassing and betting over our favorite nascar drivers. Our thoughts are with you. Love Doug & Debbie
lois, neely, wilcoxon left a message on October 10, 2006:
KAREN, WE HAVE NOT SEEN EACH OTHER FOR MANY, MANY YEARS. IT WAS A SHOCK TO HEAR ABOUT GARY. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
Robert Loosemore left a message on October 10, 2006:
We wish to gve our condolences to you. It seems as thouugh I have known Gary all my life. We had some very good times in school and at the reunions. I always like seeing Gary at the restaurent in the morning when I came back to Crown Point for a visit. I am so very sorry for your loss Bob & Carol Loosemore
Tammy Klassen left a message on October 10, 2006:
Karen, Ron, Becky & Amy Greg and I are extremely saddened to hear of your loss. Gary was a wonderful man and a very dear friend of our family. While I'm reminded of losing my dad 5 years ago, I'm happy that Gary and George will be great friends again in a very wonderful place. For each of you, it will take time to ease your pain. Take it a day at a time and know you have friends and family to support you through a very very difficult time. Gary took me Tammy golfing on their favorite golf course shortly after my dad his best friend died. I charish that time I spent with him and look at the pictures often. I will miss him greatly! Love you guys and know that our thoughts are with each one of you! Greg & Tammy Klassen Zmuda
janet greer left a message on October 10, 2006:
sure gonna miss cappy coming to main street cafe every weekday around 5:10 a.m. always walked in with a smile and the newspaper. his place in the first booth will always remind me of him and his smile. my sympathy to his family. janet
Larry Will left a message on October 10, 2006:
Ron, Becky, and the entire Crissinger family, I send my thoughts and prayers out to you at this very difficult time. May your father rest in peace
Glenda left a message on October 10, 2006:
Karen & Amers-I am so sorry about Cappy. He was a wonderful man! He always had a smile and a kiss for you. I am here if you need anything or just to talk! Love- Glenda
Daneen A. Bos left a message on October 10, 2006:
Gary Allen was the best brother in the whole world-special from the day he was born. God now has a new angel. Love you Karen.
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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