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Glenn Crandall

The Woodstock Independent

Glenn Crandall, of Woodstock, former owner of local restaurants and a well-acquainted musician, died Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Centegra Hospital-McHenry. He was 66.

Glenn was born Oct. 11, 1951, in Elkhorn, Wis., to Lyle “Glenn” and Margaret (Brooks) Crandall. He married Kathleen Woodward on Dec. 29, 1977, in Woodstock.

Glenn learned the restaurant trade by starting in the family business, Crandall’s Restaurant in Hebron.  He branched out on his own and opened Rumors Bar & Grill in Hebron. He later opened D.C. Cobb’s in Woodstock and became a fixture in the downtown business district until he retired. In retirement, he was a school bus driver for Woodstock School District 200.

From an early age, Glenn was a passionate and talented rock ’n’ roll bass player and was associated with several bands over the years. Most notable were Black Water Gold, Bobby Heat & the Beat, The Rumor, and Hans and the Hormones. Most recently, he was playing acoustic favorites with Dave Dalton and Pandora Waters.

He lent his knowledge of the music industry to others, such as the McHenry County Fair Association and the city of Woodstock, where he helped organize entertainers for their events. He was also instrumental in helping to organize the Gavers Community Cancer Foundation Barndance, to which he remained dedicated for the rest of his life.

Glenn is survived by two daughters, Jaime (Christopher) Ingeman and Kimberlin (Andrew) Reinhard; six grandchildren, Elysa, Joshua, and Rachel Ingeman and Brennan, Harrison, and Caroline Reinhard; two siblings, Margaret “Peg” Stock and Tom Crandall; three stepsiblings, Bob Crandall, Mark Crandall, and Marty Crandall; his loving partner, Pandora Waters, and her daughter, Athena Simmons; his stepmother, Jeri Crandall; a brother-in-law, Michael (Joyce Sedam) Woodward; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Kathleen, in 2013; a brother, William Crandall; a stepsister, Delores “Candy” Horton; a brother-in-law, Rick Stock; and his father- and mother-in-law, Robert and Dorothy Woodward.

A celebration of Glenn’s life will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at Offsides Bar & Grill in Woodstock.

Memorials may be made to Gavers Community Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1724, Woodstock 60098.

Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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