Crampton, Thomas Wayne Died Sunday, March 22, 2020 at home in New Hope following complications from a heart attack. Tom was born November 20, 1929 in Manistee, Michigan to Wayne and Frances Crampton. After his small-town childhood on Lake Michigan, Tom left to serve in the army for four years. He worked as a cryptographer and was stationed overseas (Japan, mainly), returning home to attend Michigan State where he studied history and education. Tom married Endrene Peterson (1934-2007), also of Manistee, in 1957. The two settled in the Minneapolis area for Tom's teaching job at Robbinsdale High School. He taught social studies in District 281 for 35 years, at Hosterman, Plymouth, and Armstrong. Tom spent summers in Michigan near Interlochen Arts Center where he worked for 47 years, developing close ties with friends and neighbors there. Tom was an active member of many communities throughout his long life, and kept a busy volunteer schedule in retirement. His connections at Brunswick United Methodist Church were important to him, as were his friends at the YMCA. He enjoyed the outdoors, traveling, and going to plays and concerts. He loved meeting new people and he was dedicated to his friends and family. Tom will be missed by his children, Tim (Lara) Norkus Crampton, Christine (David) Richardson, Anne (Henry Sinkler) Crampton, grandchildren Sam and Adlai Sinkler, and many dear friends. A service will be scheduled for a later time. Memorials preferred to Brunswick United Methodist Church, and anything supporting education, the arts, or natural spaces.