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Franklin P. Crossland

May 26, 1934 ~ January 12, 2020 (age 85)

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Franklin P. Crossland, age 85 of Defiance, passed away on Sunday evening, January 12, 2020 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio.  
He was born on May 26, 1934 to Russell and Elma (Bliss) Crossland in Napoleon, Ohio. Frank proudly served our country in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958. On August 30, 1952 he married Cornie Lu (Gessner) Crossland, who resides in Defiance.

Frank was a member of  DAV Chapter #30 in Napoleon. He worked as a body mechanic and service director for Derrow Motor Sales, and also worked as a  supervisor for Dietrich Industries in Hicksville. He enjoyed his fishing trips to Canada, playing cards, and spending time with his family.
Frank is survived by his wife of  67 years, Cornie Lu of Defiance, and his two daughters, Joy (John) Sizemore of New Bavaria, OH, and Lisa Crossland of Defiance, his brother, Jack Crossland of Rome, NY, and two sisters, Marlene Hopkins and Elaine Volkman, both of Napoleon, Ohio. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Shanna Crossland, Edwin Kimmel, Mollie Gibson, and Frankie Alverado, and ten great-grandchildren, Faith Gibson, Addie Gibson, Gracie Gibson, Mason Gibson, Kaiton Kimmel, Cassidy Kimmel, DeJa Kimmel, Destiny Kimmel, Peyton Alverado, and Paisley Alverado.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Kevin Crossland, thee half-brothers, Robert, Don, and Marion Crossland, and a half-sister, Wilma Moore.
There will be no visitation or services at this time. Schaffer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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