LEIPSIC- Gail J. "Shorty" Crow, 90, of Leipsic died  12:20 A.M. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at The Meadows of Leipsic. Shorty was born Oct. 6, 1923 in Leipsic to the late Gail V. and Jennie (Ludwig) Crow. On Dec. 8, 1946 he married Jean Townsend who died Dec. 12, 1990.

   Shorty is survived by a son: Dennis and Linda Crow of Woodburn, IN; 3 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and a sister: Ferryl Billingsley of Leipsic. He is also preceded in death by 4 brothers: Dwight Crow, Richard Crow, Robert Crow, Donald Crow; and a sister: Ruth Keeran. 

  Shorty retired April 1, 1984 as an electrician from American Electric Power (Ohio Power). He was a Navy veteran of WWII, a member of Leipsic's VFW, American Legion and a graduate of Leipsic High School. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Leipsic. 

   A funeral service will begin at 2 p.m.. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at the First Christian Church of Leipsic, with Pastor Tim Eding officiating. Burial will follow at Sugar Ridge Cemetery, Leipsic with military rites by the Leipsic VFW and American Legion. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014  tat LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Leipsic and from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the church on Thursday before the service 

  Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church.
  Condolences may be expressed to:   www.lovefuneralhome.com.