Timothy G. Crady, 72, of Sparta, died Sunday, February 18, 2018 at his home. He was born on December 1, 1945 to Herman and Audrey (Harwood) Crady, in Dubuque, Iowa.
Tim grew up in the Prairie du Chien area. In 1963 at 17yrs old he enlisted in the US Navy where he joined on the buddy system with his older brother Paul and together they both served on the U.S.S. Lyman K. Swenson. Tim was honorably discharged December 12, 1966. Following the service, Tim lived in Phoenix, AZ before moving back to Southwestern Wisconsin in which he farmed tobacco and had an automotive recycling business. He worked at UW La Crosse and at Ft. McCoy as a Boiler Tender until his retirement in 2002. Tim enjoyed playing cribbage, chess and sudoku.
Tim is survived by his three children, two daughters; Rachel (David) Kekic, of Arizona, and their children, Zachary, Breionna, and Madison; Danielle (Brian) Steinhoff, of Cashton, and their children, Jacob (Nikki) Endres, Jessica (Kristopher) Schmidt, Richard Preston, and Heather Preston; and his son Timothy “Bear” Crady II, of Sparta and his children, Catie and Logan; a brother, James (Margaret) Crady. He is further survived by his two great-granddaughters, Dani and Addison; three step-children, Gile, Kathryn, and Scott; seven step-grandchildren; Tina, Trisha, Phoenix, C.J., LeAnn, Sarah and Amber; sister-in-law Karen Crady and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Audrey Crady; an infant brother Stephen, his brothers, Dan, David and Paul Crady; sister, Patricia Hill; And a nephew Mark Crady.
Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at the Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, with a memorial service at 3 p.m. The afternoon will conclude with full military honors provided by VFW Post 2112 at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery, Prairie du Chein.
Online condolences can be offered to Tim’s family at www.schanhoferfh.com.
The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements.