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Charles Michael Crabill

January 10, 1949 ~ July 30, 2021 (age 72)

Obituary

Charles Michael (Mike) Crabill, age 72, of Osceola, died Friday, July 30, 2021 at his residence.  He was born January 10, 1949 in South Bend to Charles And Mary (Kraly) Crabill.

He married Teri Sue Crabill on June 3, 1999 in Kauai, Hawaii. Teri survives along with his son Brian (Christa) Crabill of Urbana, Indiana and one grandson, Everett.

Mike graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1967. He received psychology degrees from both John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio (Undergraduate) and Purdue University (Graduate).

He started his career in research and then began working at IDS (American Express) in Minneapolis in Financial Services. He moved back to South Bend in the late 1980’s and began his banking career in financial services at 1st Chicago NBD (Chase) and Wells Fargo until 2006.  He then began working with Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting as an Investment Counselor until June 30, 2021.

Mike was an active Rotarian as a member of the Elkhart Rotary Club (Morning) since 1999. He was President of the local club three times and held numerous rotary district positions of district Governor (2011-2012), Foundation Chairman and Grants Chairman to name a few. The Rotary Motto of “Service Above Self” is how Mike lived his life. He cared more about what he could do for others than for himself.

One of Mike’s most gratifying life experiences was his numerous trips to the Appalachian Trail as part of a volunteer group rebuilding the shelters for the hikers.

He will be remembered by his wife Teri as simply a good, kind man.  It was not in grand gestures but in the small day-to-day things that made life with mike so special to her (coffee in bed every morning, cribbage matches and pizza and a movie every Friday night for over 20 years).

A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday August 4, 2021 from 4-6pm with a memorial service following at 6pm at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home in Elkhart.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rotary Foundation at 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60693.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
August 4, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home Inc.
403 W. Franklin Street
Elkhart, IN 46516

Memorial Service
Wednesday
August 4, 2021

6:00 PM
Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home Inc.
403 W. Franklin Street
Elkhart, IN 46516

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