DENVER — Kim A. Crippen, 63, Denver, passed away at 4:02 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Born Dec. 7, 1954, in Peru, he was the son of Dale D. and Betty Jean Erdle Crippen. On May 2, 1976, in Peru, he was married to Patricia Darlene Love, and she survives.

He worked for Dalton Corp. in Warsaw and formerly CR Metals and W. C. Redmon Co. He loved mowing the yard, camping, all sporting events and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Darlene Crippen, Denver; three children: Jennings Crippen (wife Jessica), Denver; April Gosnell (husband Zachary), Denver; and Christena Hampton (husband Brad), Roann; five grandchildren: Ross and Bryce Gosnell, Layla and Braylon Hampton, and Waylynn Crippen; mother, Betty Jean Crippen, Indianapolis; four siblings: Craig Crippen (wife Norma), Kokomo; Kirk Crippen (wife Lisa), Virginia; Kevin Crippen (wife Tina), Tennessee; and Kristi Hale (husband Khris), Carmel; mother-in-law, Martha Love, Peru; brother-in-law, Troy Love (wife Staci), Logansport; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Burial will follow in Paw Paw Cemetery, rural Miami County.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


Memorials to North Miami Athletic Department.

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