Ronald Crabbe

Ronald W. Crabbe

Friday, January 22nd, 1943 - Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
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Ronald W. Crabbe, age 77, beloved husband for 52 years to Leanne, nee Ridderhoff. Loving father of Vanya (David) Hamrin and Vincent (Amy) Crabbe. Cherished grandfather of Brittany Hamrin, Kate Crabbe and Ryan Crabbe. Devoted son of the late William and Florence Crabbe. Dear brother of the late William (Carolyn) Crabbe.

Ron was a retired high school teacher with 40 years of service at Calumet High School. Over the years he loved attending and being involved at Elim Baptist Church, Salem Baptist Church, Standing Stones Church, Parkview Christian Church and most recently Cornerstone Church in Davenport, FL.

A walk by viewing will be held on Monday, September 14, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL. To uphold safety guidelines, all guests are asked to wear a mask and respect social distancing requirements.

Burial private at Beverly Cemetery, Blue Island, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to:

Hands on Africa
137 Ambassador Lane
Romeoville, IL 60446

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  • Visitation

    Monday, September 14th, 2020 | 12:30pm - 1:00pm
    Monday, September 14th, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm
    Colonial Chapel
    15525 S. 73rd Ave.
    ORLAND PARK, IL 60462
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    A walk by viewing will be held on Monday, September 14, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL. To uphold safety guidelines, all guests are asked to wear a mask and respect social distancing requirements.
  • Interment

    Beverly Cemetery
    12000 S. Kedzie Avenue
    BLUE ISLAND, IL 60406
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    Private Burial


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Don & Marje Gillies

Posted at 03:26pm
Dear Leanne and family:
It was with a heavy heart we learned of Ron's death and missing the viewing time held at Colonial. Our prayers for comfort and peace during these days ahead are with you.
We had many times of enjoyment with Ron and Leanne when they attended Elim Baptist Church. I remember our first visit to their home. There was white carpeting everywhere and I remember thinking "that wouldn't happen in my house, it wouldn't survive with my family." I remember saying as much to Leanne and what courage it took to have 'White' carpeting!!
Don and I remember being so very careful not to soil that carpet in any way. It probably was the start of always removing our shoes whenever we entered our own home or anyone elses thereafter.
Ron had such a kind soft personality, always willing to carry on a conversation and share opinions on subjects. Another thing I remember about him was that he was a Driver's Ed instructor and he'd often talk about that kind of a job with kids. How interesting it could be and at the same time demanding. We always thought Ron had the kind of personality for that kind of teaching.
Don remembers when he and Ron were ushers, and one Sunday in December, he, Ron and the other 2 ushers all showed up in red jackets. They laughed at the odds of that happening! That was a time when Don enjoyed serving with Ron and getting to know him.
The one thing when a fellow Believer dies that always moves us is though this looks like the end of the journey, it isn't. We will see Ron again when it's our time to leave this earth. To me that's a warming thought that helps ease the grief we feel.
With sympathy and loving prayers,
Don and Marje Gillies

Thomas Sulo

Posted at 12:54pm
Leanne, we are sadden by the news of Ron passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. He is resting peacefully now watching over all of you. Be healthy and safe. Love, Cathi and Tom Sulo

John Hackett

Posted at 12:30pm
Leanne and Family
My prayers and thoughts are with you

Kris Biendarra

Posted at 07:41pm
I remember Ron as a soft-spoken, kind, and gentle man. When I think of Ron, I think of golf. I never played with him, because he would have left me in the dust, but I’ve heard many tales of his exploits on the fairway. His family and many friends will always miss him.

Lee & Ruth Riegler

Posted at 12:59pm
Leanne, Vanya, Vince and families: Ron was a remarkable gentleman, always a smile, wave across the street for 44 years. We shall miss his presence. May wonderful happy memories bring ur beautiful family peace. Much sympathy, prayers, Lee & Ruth Riegler

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