Obituary: Orval D. Crask



Orval D. Crask, 97, Noblesville, died June 9 at Riverview Health in Noblesville. He was born Jan. 9, 1918 to Lester and Laura (Lees) Crask in Noblesville.

Orval was a 1934 graduate of Noblesville High School, and proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Navy aboard the USS Lenoir. From 1965 to 1980, he was a government meat inspector, and also owned Crask Grocery in Noblesville. Orval and Jean ran the kiddie rides at Forest Park for 18 years. He was a member of Noblesville First Christian Church of Noblesville, Noblesville Elks Lodge, Noblesville American Legion, and Noblesville VFW. He loved to bowl, play horseshoes, shoot pool and fish.

He is survived by his sons, Gary (Kathy) Crask of Bloomington, MN, Bill (Carla) Crask of Noblesville, and Jim (Julie) Crask of Noblesville; sister, Phyllis Price; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Orval was preceded in death in 2010 by his wife, Jean I. Crask; and a brother, Marvin Crask.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Noblesville, 16377 Herriman Blvd., Noblesville, IN 46060.