GLENN J. CROWL, 96, passed away Friday, March 6, 2015. Born November 5, 1918 in Wells County, Indiana, he was the only child of the late Homer and Grace Crowl. Being hard times during the Depression, Glenn learned the value of money early – by the time he graduated from the eighth grade he had already begun what was to become his life long career, a coin-operated amusement machine operator. He purchased his first mechanical table-top pinball machine when he was 14 years old, in 1932. With the help of his mother Grace, Playfair Sales became a large coin-operated amusement operation throughout the Midwest.
He married his Elmhurst High School sweetheart, Bettie Beaman in 1946. Nearly thirty years after the death of his wife, he married another long-time Waynedale resident, Catherine (Sheets) Warren. Together they traveled extensively, culminating with a flight on the Concorde to London, England. This happy union lasted 25 years until her death last November.
Glenn is survived by his children, Diann Deutsch, and Brian (Sandra) Crowl, step-children James (Nancy) Warren and Peggy Engleman, 9 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many dear ones who loved him like a father and grandfather because of his generosity, charity, and sincere concern.
Services will be held Wednesday, 11 A.M., March 11, 2015 at Waynedale United Methodist Church. Friends may call at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Winchester Road Chapel, Tues. 2-4 & 6-8 and 1 hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to the Waynedale United Methodist Church, where he has been a member since 1927. Burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Ossian, IN
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