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Eric "Dirt" Alan Sandusky

May 11, 1973 — May 15, 2021


Eric "Dirt" Alan Sandusky, age 48 of Crawfordsville, passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at home. He was born in Crawfordsville on May 11, 1973 to Fred Alan Sandusky & Charlotte Jean Kruckow.

Eric graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1991. Throughout the years, he was a tattoo artist and started at Mind's Eye in Crawfordsville, then moved to Hollywood California and tattooed several famous people, Steve-O, Brittany Spears, Kelley Clarkson, to name a few and worked in several tattoo shops in Indianapolis and Lafayette and then returned home back to Mind's Eye in Crawfordsville. He played in many bands (Society 1, HateSong, and 3 Headed Snake) as a bassist and toured throughout the United States and Europe. He was a fun-loving guy and just a big teddy bear.

He leaves behind his mother, Charlotte; a sister, Jennifer (Brian Pursell) Bentley; a brother, Travis (Elia) Kruckow; a niece, Elyssa Bentley; his aunts and cousins; his band members, and many close friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fred; his paternal grandparents, Jim & Ethel Sandusky; and his maternal grandparents, Gerald & Patricia Hall.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S Washington St, in Crawfordsville on Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 12:00pm till the time of the service at 2:00pm with Pastor Mike Nickle officiating. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery North. Share memories and condolences online at

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Saturday, May 22, 2021

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Saturday, May 22, 2021

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