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Nan Crawford Koebbe

August 3, 1933 ~ January 30, 2020 (age 86)


Koebbe, Nan (Crawford) died peacefully at Allegiance Hospice Home surrounded by her loving family on Jan 30, 2020. Nan was born on August 3, 1933 in Jackson, MI. Nan was a graduate of Jackson High School, the class of 1951. She raised a family and started a fulfilling career as a child care provider. Nan was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, James L. Koebbe. She is also preceded in death by her parents James and Meta Crawford, her sister Barbara Fowler and brother-in-law, Phil Fowler. Nan is survived by her six children, Jillann (Joe) Koebbe-Vihtelic of Whitehall, MI., Jan Koebbe of Spring Lake, MI., James Koebbe, Jessica Koebbe-Wood, and Joanne (Doug) Dailey of Jackson, MI., and Jacob (Dawn) Koebbe of Brooklyn, MI. Nan is also survived by 16 loving grandchildren, Celia (John) Egan, Louie (Alexis) Vihtelic, Peter (Valerie Muyskens) Vihtelic, Elias Vihtelic, Raymond (Gretchen) Govus, Crawford Koebbe, Gabriel Koebbe, Julian Koebbe, Tayler (John McCullough) Wood, Magee Wood, Noah Wood, Kylar (Anna) Dailey, Logan Dailey, Mirah (Andrew Middleton) Dailey, Kennedy Koebbe and Levi Koebbe. Nan also adored her five great grandchildren. Nan also is survived by her loving siblings Kathy (Bernard) Levy and James (MaryAnn) Crawford, along with many nieces and nephews. Nan's many accomplishments included starting and running The New School of Stone Village for 25 years. Her loving care and guiding ways provided many children with a great foundation to start their educational journey. Nan was very proud to teach two generations of students at The New School. Nan (and Jim) loved their cabin at Higgins Lake and spent many weekends and summers there. They spent time with family at Lake Michigan, Torch Lake, and Ormond Beach, FL., which was a home away from home for many spring breaks. She also traveled to Alaska and Jamaica, enjoying visiting new places. Nan was proud of the fact that she raised her family and continued to live in the same home for 64 years. Per Nan's request, cremation has taken place; there will be no funeral service. A private gravesite burial ceremony is planned for the spring. Nan's family is forever grateful to the staff at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice Home for the compassionate care that our family received during Nan's transition. Donations in Nan's memory may be given to: HFA Hospice Home, 2150 Kingsbrooke Drive, Jackson, MI 49202.

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