Thomas Edward Crabiel of Galesburg, MI, 70, died April 14, 2018 in Kalamazoo, MI. He was born September 17, 1947 in Findlay, OH, the son of Wesley and Catharine (Biehler) Crabiel. Tom was an educator for the Comstock Public Schools for 35 years. Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Colleen Crabiel; 3 sons: Michael (Jennifer) Crabiel, Ken (Nicole) Crabiel and Jeff Crabiel; 8 grandchildren: Cathryn, Zachary, Elizabeth, Hazel, Evelyn, Sydney, Cash Thomas and Tyler; brothers: Carl (Norma) Crabiel, Wesley (Shari) Crabiel and Steven (Don) Crabiel and many nieces and nephews. Cremation will take place. Services will be held Saturday 11 a.m. at Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Dr. Kalamazoo, MI (800) 822-7594 followed by a luncheon in the Life Story Center. Please visit Tom’s personal web page at, where you can read his story, archive a favorite memory or photo and sign his online guestbook before coming to the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance.