Barton Edward Croll

  • Born: April 8, 1936
  • Died: July 6, 2016
  • Location: Sand Creek, Michigan

Anderson Funeral Home

3050 W Beecher Rd
Adrian, MI 49221
Tel. (517) 265-3312

Tribute & Message From The Family

Barton Edward Croll, age 80 of Sand Creek, formerly of Pennsylvania, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at his home. He was born April 8, 1936, in Quakake, PA, to Percy Harrison and Verna Viola (Hons) Croll. On October 11, 1958, he married Ida Frey at Christ Church in Barnesville, Pa and she survives.
Barton was the first driver to achieve 1 million accident free miles at Bachman Bakeries. He owned and operated John's Mower Service in Bernville, PA. Later he worked for Erlich Chemical in Reading, PA, and in 2001, he retired from Competition Tire West in Brooklyn, MI.
Barton was a member of the United Church of Christ of Gouglersville, PA and the Weston United Methodist Church in Weston, MI. He was a 25 year member of the Chandler Lodge #227 and the Scottish Rite both in Reading, PA.
Bart loved life, he dearly loved his family and grand puppy, Winston. He loved photography, camping and the outdoors.
In addition to his loving wife of 57 years, Ida, he is survived by a son, Allen (Cindy) Croll of Sand Creek; a daughter, Anita Stum of Kutztown, PA; one sister Wilma Strunk of Reading, PA; four grandchildren, Vanessa Croll of Warsaw, IN, Alexander Croll of Sand Creek, MI, Jennifer Stum of Barto, PA and Kristine Stum of Kutztown, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Junior Croll.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Lenawee, Fairfield Twp. Fire and Ambulance crew and the Madison Twp. EMT Staff for their care.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held in his honor at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at the Weston United Methodist Church with Pastor Donna Galloway officiating. You may send condolences to the family at Memorial contributions may be made to the Weston United Methodist Church.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dearest Ida, Al, Cindy, Vanessa, Alex, Anita and grand puppy, Winstin -
Are hearts were deeply sadden when we heard about the loss of your husband, your father and your grandfather. What a wonderful man! He always was a happy guy with a gentle disposition. We pray that your hearts are starting to find a little comfort as each day passes. Respectfully, Claude and Leslie Smith

Posted by Leslie Smith - Sand Creek, MI - Friend   July 22, 2016

Sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with the family

Posted by Kent & Alaine Brown - Jasper, MI - Acquaintance   July 15, 2016

Ida, Fond memories of the Bachman gang. So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Arlene (widow of Art) Irwin - West Lawn, PA - Coworker   July 12, 2016

Ida, Anita, Allen and the intire Croll family. Are family is very sacred of Bart's passing. Let us now all think of the times that we so fortunate to have with Bart.
Rick & Sue Bishop
Bernville, PA

Posted by Richard Bishop - Bernville, PA - Friend   July 11, 2016

Sorry to hear of Buddy's passing. Sympathies and prayer to Sis and family.

Posted by Paula and Wes Konsavage - Tamaqua, PA - Family   July 11, 2016

Dear Allen & Family,
I was saddened to hear about the loss of Bart. We lost a hard worker, family man and great American. I will always remember his smiling face and pleasant demeanor. You will never forget the great times you had together. God bless his soul.
Jeff Cresswell

Posted by A friend   July 11, 2016

Ida and family, Bonnie and I are very glad to have known him and you while down in Texas. We will miss his caring way of life. He was always willing to help when we asked. Our prayers are with you and family. Jim & Bonnie Wach

Posted by Jim & Bonnie Wach - Hastings, NE - Neighbor   July 11, 2016

Hugs and Love to the Croll family. Keeping you in prayer and close to heart during this difficult time.

Posted by Karen Lambka - Sand Creek, MI - Friend   July 11, 2016

He was a good guy always made my day better after talking with him.

Posted by Tim Guiseppe    July 10, 2016

Bart Croll, a dedicated good man, husband, father and always working to make things better. Enjoying life, his family, careers and hobbies, Bart was fun to be with. He will be missed by everyone..Prayers for Bart and the Croll family from the Dimmig family...

Posted by Richard and Glenna Dimmig - Nags head, NC   July 10, 2016

Ida & the rest of the family. Dave & I are so sorry for your loss, he was a great man. We cared a lot for you both, even if things got mixed up. We loved you both & had been great friends for yrs. & still are.

Posted by David & Jean Garrison - Mohnton, PA - Friend   July 10, 2016

Ida , Allen & Anita
So sorry to hear about your dad, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Karen Fegley Williamson

Posted by Karen Williamson - Barnesville, PA   July 10, 2016

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