randy paulcrismore
Randy Paul Crismore, 66, of Vincennes, passed away Sunday April 11, 2021 at his residence.He was born November 8, 1954 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Edward and Avon (Wellendorf) Crismore.Randy served on the Vincennes University police department and then served 31 years with the Vincennes Police Department as a captain and served as assistant chief for eight years under Mayor Terry Mooney.Currently he was on his third term as a Knox County councilman and also served on the Child Abuse Prevention Council, Solid Waste Board, neighborhood watch program, and helped with Shop with a Cop.  His memberships included Masonic Lodge #1, Republican National Committee, and the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church where he served as choir director and cantor.  Randy loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was known to tell stories, especially jokes, and was known to always have a toothpick behind his ear.Surviving are his wife Mary (Galligan) Crismore whom he married on March 4, 1978; his children Becky Williams and her husband Jacob of Oaktown, and Cassi Bass of Vincennes; and brothers and sister Ryan Crismore of Bluffton, Sheryl Mitchell and her husband Ray of Fort Wayne; Jill Mozena and her husband Al of Fort Wayne, Debbie Enyeart and her husband John of Markle, Indiana; Noel Crismore and his wife Laurie of New Haven; Indiana; along with his beloved grandchildren Peyton Laue, BrookeLynn Bass, Novah Williams, Asher Williams, Audi Williams, Journee Bass, Embrie Williams, and Israel Williams.Preceding him in death were his parents; a son Bradley Crismore; and a sister in-law Ann Crsimore.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Friday, April 16, 2021 at Old Cathedral Catholic Church with Rev. Tony Ernst officiant. Burial will be next to his son in Mt. Calvary cemetery with visitation from3 to 8 pm Thursday at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 524 Broadway, Vincennes. Memorials may be directed to the Friends of the Knox County Public Library, 502 N. 7th, Vincennes, IN 47591 or to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.  Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored to serve Randy’s family and online condolences may be made at www.goodwinsieversfh.com

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  1. So very sorry to hear about this Mary.What a heartbreaking thing for you and your family 💔 Although I know it doesn’t help much, but just know you and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of a whole community 🙏🏻

  2. So Sorry for the Loss of such a nice man I had the opportunity to meet him at the library. He was so helpful and nice. Then I meet his daughter Cassie at work. Cassie you and your Family are in my Thoughts and Prayers.

  3. Dear Mary and extended Crismore Family. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you during this sad time. So many fun Wellendorf clan memories. Randy was a great man and cousin. He always had a smile. Although we are far away in distance we are close at heart ❤️. Hugs your Cousin Maggie (aka Margie O’Keefe) and Duffy

  4. The toothpick and his jokes🥰. Randy was there for me in my hardest days and I will always be grateful for him. Mary, my heart is aching for you, as you begin this journey called grief. My prayers will be with you constantly and I will be here if you need an understanding shoulder. Love to you. Terry

  5. Mary Ellen and all of the Crismore family, our hearts are heavy for you all but we know that Randy rests in the arms of the Lord. May your tears be replaced by memories and God bring you comfort.

  6. My dear friends, so saddened to hear about Randy. He was my knight in shinning armor. He helped me with the knowledge that I needed to maintain the home I was restoring. I was always in a “pickle” and my neighbor, my friend, helped me through it. He will be remembered always.

  7. I am truly sorry for your family’s loss. Randy was truly loved by so many people. He was the corny jokester with the huge heart! Our family will be praying that you all can find peace & comfort with all the memories that were made! God bless you all…🙏🏻

  8. Mary, Becky & Cassie,I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Randy was a kind and gentle soul. He was loved by everyone he met. I am praying for you all through this difficult time.

  9. Dan and I were so very sad to hear about Randy. I still remember the Crismores coming to the farm when we moved to Uniondale to welcome us. We later moved to the big city of Uniondale a block away. Another wonderful memory is when the St Mark/ St Paul youth went on a wandering wheels trip! Good good times. God bless your family during this difficult time! Love, The Hunts

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