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Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

900 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI

OBITUARY

David Ralph Crego

June 26, 1929July 11, 2019

David R. Crego went to be with his Lord on July 11, 2019 at the age of 90. He was born in Lansing, MI on June 26, 1929, the son of former Mayor Ralph W. and Marjorie (Post) Crego. David grew up in the Lansing area and attended Sexton High School where he lettered in football and basketball. He was co-captain of the 1946 Football State Championship team, and in 2014 was inducted into the Lansing Sexton Athletic Hall of Fame. After graduating high school, David attended MSU, graduating in 1951 with a degree in Business Administration. While there, he played varsity football and was proud to be a member of the "Birth of the Big Ten" team, the team that played when MSU entered the Big Ten Conference. He served his country in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954. David's chosen profession was in the insurance industry, where he worked as an independent agent until retirement in 1993. David was a member of South Church and an active member of the Kiwanis Club. He had fond memories of spending his childhood summers at the cottage at Otsego Lake. David was an avid Spartan fan and enjoyed watching the Tigers and Lions win. David is predeceased by his first wife, Jean; his brother; Dwight and sister; Marylou, both of whom died in early childhood; and his brother-in-law, Ted Hacker. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Nancy; his twin sister JoAnn Hacker; his children, Cynthia (Ed) Haines, Michael (Kathy) Crego; grand children, Patrick (Michelle) Crego, and Loren (Jarrett) Fennema; niece, Lori Hacker Fuller and nephew, Tom (Marsha) Hacker; and several other nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at South Church, 5250 Cornerstone Dr., Lansing, MI 48917, with a one hour prior visitation. A private burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing, MI.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to South Church, Lansing City Rescue Mission, 2216 S Cedar St, Lansing, MI 48910 or Ingham County Animal Rescue, 600 Buhl Street Mason, MI 48854.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grlansing.com for the Crego family.

  • DONATIONS

  • South Church
  • Lansing City Rescue Mission
  • Ingham County Animal Rescue

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 23, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Memories

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David Wright

July 24, 2019

David Crego was a founding member of the McWatty Knoll hunting club. My name is David Wright and I am currently the Treasurer/Secretary of the club and as such would like to express our deepest condolences to the family. A couple of our members attended the visitation and all of our members (Donald Aiken, Douglas Federau, Dallas Rhoades, Randy Vanvalkenburg, Jeffrey Aiken, Dean Rhoades, Mike Shupiery, and myself) have sent along their sympathies to the family.
Please know that he will be remembered fondly and the whole group will be thinking of the family during this sad time.

Catherine Reel

July 21, 2019

Dearest Nancy,

Dave and you were so good to Bill and me, especially during his illness — I’ll never forget that. Your support really helped me make it through a tough time. Bill cherished his friendship with Dave and I did as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I am unable to attend the services but know I’ll be thinking of you.

With much love,
Cathie (McClintock) Reel

Paula Donahue

July 18, 2019

My Dear Nancy,
I just heard about David from Andrea. I am so sorry. It is so hard to lose a partner of so many years. Wishing you strength and healing.
Please take care of yourself.
Your Cousin,
Paula Donahue

Barbara Gietzel

July 16, 2019

My condolences to the family of David Crego and particularly to my friend Nancy Crego.
Barbara Kuerbitz

Cheri Crego

July 16, 2019

Much love to the Crego family!!
David will be missed and fondly remembered!
Love from,
Darryl, Dona, Donald, Douglas, Cheri and Chuck Crego

Emiline Reifsnyder

July 16, 2019

With fond memories and sincere sympathy!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY