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Max A. Crabill

September 25, 1929 ~ August 25, 2019 (age 89)

Max A. Crabill, 89, of Garrett, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019, at his home.

Born in Churubusco, on September 25, 1929, to the late Cledith “Tiz” and Florence (Krider) Crabill. He spent his formative years in Churubusco, graduating from Churubusco High School in 1947.

Max was married to Wilma Judd in Columbia City, on March 20, 1954. The couple settled in Garrett in 1962.

Max was a long-time fixture at Garrett State bank where he started as a cashier and finished as the president. He went to work in 1962, retiring after 32 years and five months in 1994.

In his free time, he was an avid golfer, but he found joy most in his grandchildren and family.

Max is survived by his wife of 65 years, Wilma Crabill; a son, Gary (Dina) Crabill; a daughter, Sheree (John) Keller; a sister, Beverly (Hurshel) Nelson; sister-in-law, Norma Crabill; four grandchildren, Matthew (Rona) Crabill, Justin (Melissa) Crabill, Arielle (Sam Dunipace) Keller and Hannah (Jordan Cowper) Keller; three great-grandchildren, Aaron, Caden and Cole.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dale Crabill.

Services will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at 10:00 AM, with calling one hour prior to the service.

The family will also receive friends on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 2 - 4 PM & 6 - 8 PM.

Burial taking place at Eel River Cemetery, Churubusco.

In Lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Heartland Hospice.

Online note to the family at

Donations may be made to:

Heartland Hospice
1315 Directors Row, #210, Fort Wayne IN 46808
Tel: 1-260-484-6810

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