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Lawrence "Dean" Crouch

Fri, May 25th, 2001
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Lawrence "Dean" Crouch, 79, of rural Mabel, died May 18, 2001at his home.

Lawrence was born Oct. 8, 1921, in Webster City, Iowa, to Herman and Zoa (Taylor) Crouch. He grew up in the area. During World War II, he served in the infantry of the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Northern Ireland, England, Italy and North Africa. He was awarded several medals including two bronze stars and a Purple Heart after getting wounded in Italy. In the early 1950s, he farmed in the Cherry Grove and Lime Springs, Iowa, areas. He moved to the Mabel area in 1967 and farmed. He retired in 1983 and in 1986, he moved to a small hobby farm where he lived with his special friend, Lois Ask. He was a member of the V.F.W. and enjoyed horses, hunting, fishing and baseball.

Survivors include Lois Ask; two sisters-in-law Doris Crouch of Mabel, and Alice Crouch of Webster City, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and twelve brothers and sisters.

The funeral for Lawrence "Dean" Crouch was held May 21, 2001at the Scheie Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Burial was in the Mabel Public Cemetery with military rites by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Mabel American Legion. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.

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