Carmon V. Cripe
                       September 23, 1933 -- December 31, 2020

Carmon V. Cripe, 87, of Middlebury, passed away at 12:55 am on
Thursday, December 31 at Courtyard of Goshen. He was born on
September 23, 1933 in Elkhart to Grover and Irene (Plank) Cripe. On
January 26, 1952 in Elkhart County, he married Margaret Muhlnickel,
she died April 22, 2020. Surviving are daughter, Kristi (Douglas)
Edlund of Middlebury; two sons, Kevin (Karen) Cripe of Perkasie, PA,
Kerry (Bonnie) Cripe of Goshen; six grandchildren, Joel (Melissa)
Cripe, Kim (Josh) Cassel, Mason (Ashley) Edlund, Andrew (Ashley)
Edlund, Aaron (Megan) Cripe, Mandy (Jason) DeMien; 14
great-grandchildren; brother, Gerry (Marjorie) Cripe of Ocala, FL. He
was preceded in death by his parents; step father, Grover Blosser
and wife. Carmon was a member of Middlebury Church of the
Brethren and had graduated from Middlebury High School in 1951.
He was the manager of Blosser Lumber for 8 years and worked at
Heritage Middle School from the opening in 1974 until retiring in  
1995. The school created the Carmon Cripe Award which is bestowed
annually to one boy and one girl who excels in both academics and
athletics. In 2006 he was inducted into the Elkhart County Sports Hall
of Fame; in 2005 he and his wife received the Book of Golden Deeds
Award and in 2006 were the Middlebury Summer Festival Parade
Marshals. He was heavily involved in local high school sports,
including being a timer for Northridge basketball games for over 30
years, a starter for track and cross-country events, a volleyball
official, a football line judge and a IHSAA official from 1976 to 2003. In
2000 he received the Fox 28 Marv Wood Memorial. He also served as
camp counselor at Camp Mack and have created thousands of
wooden silhouette cutouts from newspaper photos. He and his wife
were also known around the community for their many appearances
as Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 6:00 pm on
Tuesday, January 5, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main
Street Middlebury. Private funeral services will be held.  Services will
be conducted by Pastor Janet Shaver. Burial will be in Grace Lawn
Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials may be given to Northridge Athletic
Fund or Middlebury Church of the Brethren.


                        
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From: Judy Stutz
Carmon was a great guy...very liked by so many people...God
please comfort you in your grief....Jesus helped me thru it...
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From: Carol Graber Feustel
My sympathies to Kevin Kristi & Kerry & families. Your dad was a
very nice man.
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From: PAT TAYLOT
BLESSING'S AND MY LOVE TO ALL. PRAYING FOR ALL IN
THESE HR'S AHEAD. GOD IS WITH U ALL ALWAY'S. HUG'S
AND KISES. LOVE.
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From: Bruce D Miller
Hi Kevin, Kristi, and Kerry, So sorry to here about your dad. Sorry
I won't be able to come to the visitation. Will be thinking about
you three.
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From: Billy & Sandi Miller
So sorry for your loss. He was a great man and I am so happy to
have my 3 figurines he made me of my grandkids. Your mother was
a precious lady to, you can be so proud of who your parents are.
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From: Betty Hydorn
I'm so sorry for your loss , he was a very nice and loving man meet
him at church and my husband and I always sat in front of them.
May GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT THIS time
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From: Sam & Jo Ann Brown
So many great memories with Kevin, Kristi, and Kerry. I used to
see Carm about everyday at the Northridge Athletic Office. We
couldnt have done it without him. He had an impact on so many
things for sure! What a great guy! Love to you all...
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From: Jeri Miller Roggelien
Your dad was one of my favorites. I always enjoyed talking with
him. He was such a positive person, always had a smile on his face.
He left a great legacy, one you all can be proud of.

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From: Gary (Chief) Miller
So sorry l could not attend the viewing. I enjoyed and greatly
respected Carm. You have my sincere condolences.
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