Victoria Kay "Tori" Croff

Born February 14, 2003 in Lansing, Michigan. Died on June 19, 2011 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Tori was a beautiful, spritely child. She had an unquenchable vitality and infectious smile. Tori played hard with her sisters and her friends and was determined to blaze a trail in becoming the first cowboy, ninja gymnast. She loved animals and was often found romping with her dog, cuddling with her cats and playing with her rabbit. She will cavort in the hearts of those who loved her forever.

Tori had a gentle soul that manifested itself in the way she cared for her friends and the people around her. She mediated disagreements, bandaged boo-boos and was full of kindness for everyone she met. She loved being outdoors and climbed every tree she could reach. She was fond of flowers, playing in the water and riding her bike as fast into the wind as possible.

Tori is survived by Mother Laura Croff, Father Jeffrey Croff, Step-Mother SaDonna Croff, Step-Father Michael Wheaton, Sisters Alexandra Croff, Isabella Croff and Josephine Croff, Step-Sisters Nicole Moon, Cassia Wolfe, Hannah Wheaton and Mia Wheaton, and Kyle Wolfe and Blaine Wheaton. Tori is also survived by many loving grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at Olivet Baptist Church, 5455 W. Willoughby Road, Lansing, MI 48911 on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation is at the church at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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John & Kathy Wiese
June 21, 2011 at 12:22 am

We are so very saddened to hear about “Tori’s” death. We pray that God will give you strength, comfort, & his peace. Our prayers are for you & your family. God Bless..John & Kathy Wiese, Bassett Lake.

Dan Garrison
June 21, 2011 at 8:33 am

I cannot tell you how my heart goes out to you for your loss. I was stunned and deeply saddened by the news when I heard it and I can’t begin to imagine the pain you are going through right now. If there is anything I can do, you know where to find me.

The Lopez Family
June 21, 2011 at 8:51 am

Our hearts ache for your loss. May the love of family and friends help bring you comfort.

Tom and Robin Rios
June 21, 2011 at 9:49 am

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your daughter. May the good Lord hold you dearly, and may the fond memories of Tori sustain you during the times you miss her most.

Tamara & John Syron
June 21, 2011 at 11:33 am

We are so very sorry; praying for comfort at this difficult time.

June 21, 2011 at 11:36 am

My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers and if you need anything please ask.

Kelly Gmazel
June 21, 2011 at 1:50 pm

My thoughts, prayers and sympathy to each family member. I am so sorry for this loss.

June 21, 2011 at 7:36 pm

To Jeff and Tori’s family, There are no words to express how sad I am when I heard about your loss. As a parent it is difficult to accept such a tragedy. May her sweet memories, bring you some comfort. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Tsehai

Bonnie Zimmerman
June 22, 2011 at 9:59 am

Jeff & Family – Your friends at Peckham are so saddened to hear about the loss of your daughter. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and sending you our sympathy and love.

June 22, 2011 at 10:02 am

I am so sorry and my deepest sympathy goes out to Jeff and his family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

June 22, 2011 at 10:12 am

Jeff and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. If you need anything or if there is anything we can do to help, please know your friends at Peckham are here for you.

Tim Warren
June 22, 2011 at 10:21 am

Jeff and Family my thoughts are with you during this troubling time!
Tim Warren
Peckham Enviromental Services

Lori Dorsey
June 22, 2011 at 10:24 am

My thoughts, prayers and love go to your family. I never met Tori, however, the Obituary captured her spirit so perfectly and beautifully it makes me feel that I knew her. I am sorry for the loss of this precious life gone to soon. May you find comfort and peace within each other and the wonderful memories of Tori. God Bless…

June 22, 2011 at 10:30 am

Jeff and family, Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Amber-Lynn Harger
June 22, 2011 at 10:47 am

Jeff and Family:
You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and always. I am deeply sorry for the loss of your little girl. Please take comfort in the fact that your ‘Tori’ touched your family in a special way that will live on forever in your hearts and the hearts of many others; She will never be forgotten. She is a child taken too soon no doubt, but an angel now and forever who will be watching over you and your family and will see you through. Please let me know if I can do anything to help you and your family in the days, weeks, and months to come. Please do not be afraid to lean on those who care for you and accept the help offered.
Amber-Lynn Harger

Matt June
June 22, 2011 at 11:02 am

Jeff, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Fran Lee-Dombecky
June 22, 2011 at 11:13 am

I am so sorry and saddened. My thoughts and the thoughts of so many here at Peckham are with you Jeff and your family.

Jackie Fall
June 22, 2011 at 11:27 am

I can not comprehend the feelings of loss your family must be going through. Comforting words can aim at easing your pain but nothing can replace a loved one. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Melissa Potter
June 22, 2011 at 11:31 am

I am so sorry to hear about Tori. I cannot imagine what you and your family must be going through but my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need. She will be truly missed as I know how much joy children can bring. God can help you through all things and I know he will help you through this difficult time.

Anna Soderman
June 22, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Mary Warren
June 22, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Jeff and Laura I am so sorry to hear about you daughter. I will keep you and your families in my prayers.

Ann Gillmore
June 22, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Jeff and family, so very, very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Roberta Cain
June 23, 2011 at 12:50 am

I was so saddenened to hear of your lovely daughter’s passing. Laura and I worked briefly together at LOPC ( I was in the Grand Ledge office)… please carry on her gentle spirit, especially when it comes to our four-legged family members. My heart and soul are with you and Jeff constantly. Be brave, she would want that of her family.

Harmony Gmazel
June 23, 2011 at 9:25 am

Laura and Jeff, I am so sad to hear about Tori- My thoughts are with you and your families.

Tashan Terry
June 24, 2011 at 8:51 am

My deepest condolences to you and your family. May God give you the strength to endure during this difficult time. You are in my prayers.

The Terry Family, Lansing, Mi

Beverly Rosier
June 24, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Jeff I’m so very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.

June 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Tori, I am going to miss riding bikes and playing swings with you. I am so sad. I liked being your friend.

Cathy Kresh
August 17, 2011 at 1:14 pm

I was so sorry to hear of Tori’s passing. I didn’t actually hear of it until today (8/17). She was such a sweet girl and I always enjoyed her energy and attitude. I will miss her and again, please accept my most heart felt sympathy!


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