In Memory

Frank Crockford - Class Of 1951 VIEW PROFILE

After making a valiant effort to stay with us, Franklin M. “Frank” Crockford, 77, Suamico, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at his home.

He was born June 25, 1933, in Great Falls, Mont., to Merlin and Kathleen (McLaughin) Crockford. He grew up and graduated from high school in Sunburst, Mont. Frank served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. On May 14, 1955, he married Theresa Danelski in Green Bay, Wis. He was employed by Proctor & Gamble as a machine adjustor for 37 years, retiring in 1991. He continued his education at NWTC.

For a long time, Frank was an Assistant Scout Master for the Boy Scouts and served on various Scout Committees. Frank loved being outdoors, enjoyed going up north to Woodruff, and enjoyed biking and cross country skiing. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Frank also enjoyed traveling and spending many winters in Arizona and Texas. He was a member of SS. Edward & Isidore Parish.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Theresa; four children and their spouses, Dale and Nancy Crockford, Appleton; Tim and Joanne Crockford, Liberty, Utah; Lori and Steve Harms, Oxford, Mich.; Mark and Lynne Crockford, Norway, Mich.; nine grandchildren, Alissa, Erika, Sierra, Daniel, Lauren, Joelle, Cody, Adam and Jacob.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Merlin and Kathleen; five sisters and two brothers.

Friends may call at SS. Edward & Isidore Catholic Church, 3667 Flintville Rd., Flintville, from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at the church with the Rev. David Kasperek officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to

A memorial fund has been established to benefit the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

The family extends a thank you to Denise and the staff of Aurora VNA Hospice for their care and compassion.

Click here to see Frank's last Profile entry.