Adelene Barbara Crandle, 101

Adelene Barbara Crandle, 101, of Allegan passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018, at her home with her daughter by her side.

Mrs. Crandle was born Oct. 2, 1916, in Chicago to the late Barbara (Pobuda) Dooge and August Dooge. Shortly after her birth, her mother passed away. Addie was adopted and raised by Grace (Gile) Graham and Bert Graham.

She was the wife of the late Harry Crandle.

Following the death of her father, Bert, Addie and Harry went to work running their 40-acre fruit farm. She picked berries and made popcorn from the corn grown on the farm and sold it downtown. Later she worked as a bookkeeper for the Farmer’s Co-op and as City Treasurer for Allegan.

Addie was the matriarch and oldest member of Christ Community Church. She was also an 80-year member and past Noble Grand of the Rebekah Lodge. She was an avid bowler, loved to play croquet and was a devoted fan of the Detroit Tigers.

Addie is survived by her daughter, Pamela Crandle; siblings, Rose Mary Schemm and husband Cliff, Harvey Dooge and wife Jeanne and Dale Dooge; her feline friend, Susie-Q; and many nieces and nephews. She was also survived by many Pobuda cousins.

Along with her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister Mavis and sister-in-law Virginia Dooge.

The family will receive friends at Christ Community Church on Thursday, July 19, from 11 a.m to noon with a funeral service to immediately follow. Pastor Wally Coots will officiate. Burial will take place in Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Christ Community Church, 3370 113th Ave., Allegan, MI 49010; or to Wings of Hope Hospice, 530 Linn St., Allegan, MI 49010.

Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements.


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