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William Alan Crandall
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Birth: May 20, 1971
Porter County
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 17, 2013
Noble County
Indiana, USA

William Alan Crandall, age 41, of Butler passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013 as the result of an auto accident. He was born on May 20, 1971 in Valparaiso the son of Jay L. and Kay (Burrell) Crandall. Bill had worked as an electrician, enjoyed hunting, fishing, Nascar, cooking, and gardening. He was a member of the Order of the Moose. Bill is survived by his wife, Lisa of Butler; children: Deena (T.J.) Stafford of Goshen and D.J. (Tish) Rhoades of Elkhart; grandchildren: Michael, Joshua, and Sarah; mother, Kay (Fred) Riley of Valparaiso; grandmother, Emma Burrell of Portage; mother-in-law, Teri Yoder of Goshen; father-in- law, Larry (Dreu) Rhoades of New Prairie; three sisters: Sheryl (Tom) Clem of Knox, Tammy Crandall of Helena, AL, and Michele (Todd) Allen of Palmerton, PA; brother, Jay (Tracy) Crandall of Winamac; sister-in-law, Annette Gonzales of Goshen; numerous nieces and nephews; and beloved pets: Benz, Thelma, and Louise. He was preceded in death by his father, Jay; brother, Michael Crandall; father-in-law, Rennie Yoder; grandfathers: Franklin Burrell and George Riley; and grandparents: Walter and Dorothy Czazasty. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM CST at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Road, Valparaiso with burial to follow at Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 AM CST until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Published in The Times on March 21, 2013

Two drivers died Sunday night east of Ligonier after a car slid across the centerline and collided with an oncoming car, according to a news release from the Noble County Sheriff's Department.

William Crandall was driving a 1997 Ford Contour east on U.S. 6 when the car went off the right side of the road, east of County Road 300 West. Crandall overcorrected, lost control of the car and skidded sideways across the middle of the two-lane road, the release stated.

The front passenger side of the Contour collided with the front of a westbound 1997 Pontiac Grand Am. Crandall, 44, of Butler, and the Pontiac driver, George Harmon, 65, of Ligonier, died at the scene, the release stated.

Harmon's passenger, Laura Harmon, 60, of Ligonier, injured her legs, possibly breaking them, deputy Jason Koontz said.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene just before 8 p.m., and Laura Harmon was flown to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, the release said. On Monday evening, she was in critical condition, hospital staff said.

Koontz said witnesses reported that Crandall had passed several vehicles at a high speed just before the crash, leading investigators to believe his speed was a factor and that he was at fault.

Investigators have found no evidence to explain why Crandall went off the road, Koontz said. The blacktop was clear and dry at the time.

Koontz said nothing suggests that drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash. Authorities are awaiting autopsy results of both men.

All three motorists were wearing seat belts, and air bags deployed in both cars, he said.
Copyright 2013 The Journal Gazette. All rights reserved. 
Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens
Lake County
Indiana, USA
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Record added: Mar 19, 2013
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