Larry Sheldon Cronk

DEERFIELD -  Larry Sheldon Cronk, 80, died on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021 at his home in Deerfield, KS.  He was born on May 11, 1940 at Santa Monica, CA, the son of Donovan K. and Blanche (Sheldon) Cronk.  He married July A. Florce on Nov. 9 1958 at Reno, Nevada.

Larry graduated from Campbell High School in California and joined the United States Navy where he served as a Senior Corpsman at Oak Knoll Hospital in Oakland, California.  After his discharge he attended a trade school and became a Union electrician.  He went to work for Cupertino Electric Company as an apprentice and worked his way up to become Service Manager.  He then became self employed and started Freedom Electric in San Jose, CA.  He retired early and in 1998 he moved to Deerfield, KS.  Larry was a member of the Flying For Fun Club where he enjoyed his passion of racing homing pigeons.  He had a love for all animals, especially birds and passed on his enjoyment of bird watching to his three girls.  His most cherished times were spent with his family close and his wife by his side.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Cronk; three daughters, Kim and Kirk Maddux of Deerfield, KS, Debra and Michael Fisher of Cedar Bluff, and Dawn and Zane Brady of Santa Barbara, CA; two sisters, Donna Randle and Karen Gordon both of California; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandson, Garrett Maddux.

There will be no services held at this time.  Memorials are suggested to St Jude Children’s Hospital in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, Ks  67846.  Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com 

Posted online on February 16, 2021