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Brian was born on October 23, 1953 in Grinnell, Iowa to William Roy and Dorothy Loreen Dickenson Criswell. He attended schools in Tama and Montezuma before graduating with the Class of 1972 from Grinnell High School. He held the Iowa State shot put record for several years. He earned a BA degree from Tarkio College in Tarkio, Missouri.

On August 9, 1975, he was married to Cynthia Anne Gagel. He was employed for the International Automotive Component Company in Iowa City for the past 26 years. He was a volunteer track and softball coach for the Mid Prairie, HLV and English Valley School Systems.

Brian was a member of the Teamsters Union ' Local #238 and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed camping, golfing and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Criswell of Conroy; one daughter, Candice Criswell of Woodstock, Illinois; one sister, Billie Jean Mulligan of Reinbeck; two brothers, Ronald Criswell of West Liberty and Richard Criswell of El Cajon, California. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Patrick.








Memorials may be directed to the Brian Criswell Memorial Fund, 652 Sixth Avenue, Conroy, Iowa 52220.

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