Melvin F. Crowell age 87 passed away at his home on Saturday, February 8, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born on October 16, 1932 in St. Johns the son of William F. and Weltha I. (Frayer) Crowell. Melvin graduated from Rodney B. Wilson High School in 1951, and served in the U. S. Army. On February 25, 1956 he married Beverly A. Curtis in St. Johns. Mel had worked for the Clinton County Road Commission retiring in 1988. He had also worked at East Lansing Fire Dept for 14 years, Richards Dairy, Herbruck’s Cheese Shop, Midland Ross, R.E. Olds and had delivered mail. He loved rebuilding cars, was a member of First Baptist Church, helped with the buildings at Grove Bible Church, built their home and loved farming.
Survived by his wife, Beverly, daughters Laura (Chris) Ordway of St. Johns, Annette (Jerry) Peterson of Elsie, and Stacy (Luke) Potter of Charlotte. Grandchildren, Jacob (Megan) Peterson, Andrea (Nick) Bancroft, Anna and Grayson Ordway, Hudson, Deidreanna, Tabitha, Phebe, Acacia, Mercy and Boaz Potter. Great grandchildren, Destiny, and Preston Peterson, Paul, David, Levi and Ruby Bancroft. Brothers Howard (Ruth) Crowell of Hersey, MI and Roger (Janice) Crowell of St. Johns and sister Mary Jane (Ralph) VanderWerf of Cassopolis, MI.
The family will receive friends and relatives at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home on Friday, February 14, 2020, 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the First Baptist Church from 10:00 until service time when a Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Tim Knaus officiating. Memorials are suggested to Camp Barakal, 1798 Shear Lake Rd., Fairview, MI 48621 or Beacon of Hope at First Baptist Church.
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