Koops Funeral Chapel


Gilbert L Cron

September 21, 1934April 4, 2021

Gilbert L. Cron, 86, of Woodland formerly of California promoted to Glory on April 4, 2021 at Spectrum Health’s Pennock Campus. Gilbert was born on September 21, 1934 in Los Angeles, CA to Charles and Jenny (Vickery) Cron. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp from 1954-1958. On September 19, 1954 he married Patricia J. Ramsey. During their 67 years together, they raised four children. For 43 years he was a meat cutter and retired from Safeway in Southern and Northern, CA. After retirement, he worked as a USDA Meat Inspector in Virginia. Gilbert loved traveling, music especially gospel music directing many church choirs and dancing to big band music. He will be lovingly missed by: wife Patricia, children; Gil (Pamela) Cron, Darla ( Chris ) Vinton, Rhonda Cron, Susanne ( Tony) Garcia, 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild, sister Darlene Caswell, along with many nieces and nephews. Gilbert was preceded in death by; his parents, 2 brothers and 4 sisters, 1 grandchildren. Burial will take place at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please give memorials in Gilbert’s to the Wounded Warrior Fund. Cards maybe sent to the house at 9677 E. Barnum Rd, Woodland, MI 48897 Online condolences can be left at


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Tony Garcia

April 13, 2021

Gil was my Father-in-Law, and a great one at that. I loved him like a second father. He showed me what a dedicated husband and father looked like, and was supposed to be, as well as being a Christian. He was a man of great faith, and I am proud that we bonded over the course of nearly 30 years, and through my marriage to his beautiful daughter whom I am proud to call my wife. We are brothers in arms by way of the Navy and Marine Corps. We both were forged through the fire of the Marine Corps Drill Instructors! I will miss him tremendously, but I am glad that he’s no longer suffering or in pain, and that he’s been promoted to Glory. See you in Heaven Dad/Marine! Rest In Peace.