ALEXANDRIA -- Ned N Crotinger, 83, of Alexandria, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Aug. 14, 2013, after an extended illness.
Ned was born on July 12, 1930, in Bison, Kan., the son of Chester H. and Ollie V. (Butler) Crotinger. On May 11, 1973, he married Freda (Teague) Crotinger.
Ned served his country during the Korean War with United States Army.
Before retiring Ned was a truck driver for State Plating in Elwood. Ned was a member of the Monroe Fellowship Church and Fairmount Post 313 of the American Legion.
He always enjoyed spending time with his family and making cars, trains and airplanes out of tin cans.
Surviving are his wife, Freda; four sons, Larry (Edie) Crotinger, Chester T. Crotinger, Mark L.(Carol) Crotinger and Frank (Rebecca) Reynolds; five daughters, Mildred F. (Jack) Bunyard, Linda (Steve) Hilligoss, Nettie Chambers, Bretta (Mike) Hull and Paula (Steve) Faircloth; one sister, Fern Axman. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Ned was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Gloria Bright; sisters, Beth Scneider and Ruthetta Hurst; and a granddaughter, Tycha Sterling.
Ned’s family wishes to extend their deepest appreciation to the Summit Convalescent Center for their excellent care of Ned.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Whetsel Funeral Service, Alexandria, with his daughter Linda Hilligoss officiating with assistance of her family. Burial will follow in the Park View Cemetery, Alexandria, with military honors by the U.S. Army and Elwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5782.
Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Whetsel Funeral Service, Alexandria is honored to serve the Crotinger family.
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