Aug. 3, 1937 - June 27, 2019

Ermal Lester Crabill Jr., 81, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Fort Wayne.

He was born on Aug. 3, 1937, in Rochester, to Ermal and Dorothy Crabill.

Ermal had been a resident of Akron for 25 years, prior to that living in Rochester. He was a patternmaker at ShawBox in Muskegon, Mich., where he resided for 18 years before moving back to his home state of Indiana.

Ermal enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing. He spent time traveling back and forth to visit his daughter and grandkids.

Ermal is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Heikkila (husband Victor), Muskegon, Mich.; grandchildren Dylan and Onna Heikkila; and nephew Richard Grimm, Rochester.

Ermal was preceded in death by his parents Ermal and Dorothy Crabill; and sister Lorene Grimm.

His family has requested to have a private memorial service at a later date.