Grant Roger Crimmel
June 9, 1947 – December 28, 2017
A Letter of Love
I’m writing because I am so very proud of my brave husband whom I refer to as “Lover” or “Grantie-Boy”.
Grant, my lover and best friend for 46 wonderful years, left this earth for his heavenly home on December 28, 2017. He and I were like peas and carrots, we were the Wonderfuls, he was Mr Wonderful and I was Mrs Wonderful.
Grant did a spot on voice of Forest Gump. He would surprise co-workers and waitresses with his Gump voice and sense of humor. Everyone would crack up and be in stitches.
His determination to hang on for me under such duress and dire circumstances for 25 days in ICU on life support was amazing. He was fighting against all odds to be with me. He was unbelievably strong, bold and full of grace. Five doctors from ICU said they had NEVER seen such strength from an individual to persevere as Grant did under such horrific circumstances. I knew he did it for me. He was determined always to be here for me. I love him, respect him, so very much. His love for me, who can match.
Grant always had encouraging words for all those he was around. Many of his co-workers would tell me that they are better men because of Grant. His honest and gracious ways I will always cherish. His dry sense of humor I will miss until I see him again.
Grant was a man’s man. His ear was always available to whoever had a need. He would ALWAYS say “Everything is going to be alright”.
Grant looked at life with a positive outlook filled with common sense, humor and grace. Grant had a heart of gold. He will be missed by me, his family and friends. I will miss the glow of my best friend, husband and partner on earth. Rest in peace Grantie-Boy, enjoy heavens best.
I can’t wait to see you again and have you share all your glorious experiences and adventures that you have enjoyed, including family reunions.
Fill your heart with my love for your journey. Loving you always with all my heart.