Crangle, William F., of Wentzville, MO, passed away Monday, December 6, 2021, at the age of 71. Survived by his lifelong dear friend, Christine Crangle; daughter, Kelly Crangle; stepchildren, Christopher (Trisha) Cosentino and Stacey (Bryan) Billingsley; grandchildren, Aedan, Daniel, Isabella; brother, Steven (Joyce) Crangle; sister-in-law, Mary Jo Crangle; nephews, nieces, cousins and many dear friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Eileen Crangle and brother, Robert Crangle
In his high school years Bill enjoyed being part of his football, basketball, and baseball teams. He was a stellar athlete and went on to become a pitcher in the Minor Leagues. As an adult he enjoyed playing golf and basketball with his friends. He was an artist and enjoyed painting and expressing himself creatively. He was also very into music. He played guitar, keyboard, and loved singing Sinatra tunes. Bill was an avid reader and loved learning.
Bill was a kind, curious, compassionate, and generous person. His philosophy on life was to live and let live. He brought joy and laughter to those around him and he always tried to find the bright side of things and encouraged his loved ones to follow their hearts and dreams in all endeavors. He wanted everyone to let their light shine bright each and every day. Bill was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
We will be having a celebration of life at a later date, please contact Kelly Crangle for details 636-312-0121.
In lieu of flowers please send donations in Bill’s name to the 100 Neediest in St Louis. Bill always tried to help people in need and Christmas is the perfect time to bring the magic to those who could use some extra help. https://www.100neediestcases.org/donate/Well, it's high time you realize that I must live my life as it surrounds me I can give you all the room you need to be yourself as I am in the same key We can live our lives together yes, and still remain ourselves if we believe And I believe oh, oh, darlin'Got to keep an open heart got to keep an open mind Got to keep workin' hard or you get left behind Got to keep lovin', got to keep givin' Got to let nothin' get in the way of livin' Gotta keep openI've given you my heart I give my soul I give you everything I have Yes, and just as there's a special part of you that's yours alone to keep I'm glad There is so much we can do together everything you need if we believe And I believe, oh, oh darlin’-Got to Keep Open by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young