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Verle Lamar Crocker
Dec. 8, 1930-Dec. 44, 2013

Verle Lamar Crocker, 83, of Ithaca, passed away on December 22, 2013, surround in love with family. Verle was born December 8, 1930, to George and Frances (Wymer) Crocker of Ithaca, MI, one of four children. He graduated from Ithaca High School in 1949. Verle served in the Army during the Korean War as an MP. He was stationed in Otsu, Japan, where he met the love of his life, Kiyoko. They were married there on May 15, 1953.
In 1954, Verle began a long career in the manufacturing industry, first starting with Redmond's in Ithaca and later transferring to Motor Products in Owosso, where he retired in 1992. Verle farmed and raised livestock his entire life. Family was very important to Verle and he loved spending time together, especially during holidays and special events when the entire family was together enjoying a home cooked meal. He was a devoted Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions fan.
Verle is survived by his beautiful wife, Kiyoko; children, Verona (Alden) Howay, Glenda (Ken) Showers, Kelvin (Karen) Crocker, Emily Crocker; grandchildren, Jenny (Dan), Jason (Steffany), Amy (Justin), Marc, Doug, and Xavier and one great grandchild, Austin; brother, Robert (Phyllis) Crocker; and numerous nieces and nephews. Verle was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harold; sister, Margaret; and grandson, Tommy.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Barden Funeral Home in Ithaca. The family will greet friends and celebrate Verle's beautiful life from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at the Barden Funeral Home. Condolences may be left for the family online at
Published in The Morning Sun on Dec. 25, 2013
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