Feb. 9, 1911 Newbern Bartholomew County Indiana, USA
May 16, 2008 Columbus Bartholomew County Indiana, USA
Columbus Republic 18 May 2008 Howard Crussel Sr. Columbus
Howard B. Crussel Sr., 97, of Columbus passed away at 12:45 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2008, at Hospice of South Central Indiana.
Mr. Crussel was a retired farmer and a lifelong member of the Newbern United Methodist Church where he served as church treasurer for 16½ years, a church trustee, Sunday school superintendent and teacher. He was a 4-H boys club leader, Boy Scout leader and Clifty township Farm Bureau President. He was Democrat precinct committeeman for 22 years and also served as Clifty Township Trustee. He was a very dedicated man to his church, his family and his farm.
Mr. Crussel was born near Newbern on February 9, 1911. He was the son of Edward and Flossie Swaim Crussel. He married Dorothy C. Oliphant on May 27, 1932 and she preceded him in death on June 7, 2006.
He is survived by sons, Howard B. (Joanne) Crussel, Jr. of Lafayette and Marvin (Nancy Jo) Crussel of Columbus; a daughter, Donna Robinson of Evansville; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and one nephew.
The funeral service will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Newbern United Methodist Church with Dean Henderson officiating. Calling will be at the church on Monday from 12:00 p.m. until service time. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Newbern United Methodist Church through Norman Funeral Home.
Mr. Crussel was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a brother, James E Crussel; and a sister, Vanessa Crussel Setser.
Online condolences may be sent to the Crussel family at www.normanfuneralome.net.
Columbus Republic 23 May 2008 Service Howard B. Crussel
The funeral for Howard B. Crussel Sr., 97, of Columbus was conducted Monday at Newbern United Methodist Church with Dean Henderson offi ciating. Special piano and fl ute music was provided by Mr. Crussel's great-granddaughter, Ashley Crussel.
Burial was at Garland Brook Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lynn, Chuck, Don, Heath, Brian and Roger Crussel.
Mr. Crussel died Friday, May 16, 2008, at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.