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Karl Hermann Crucius
Birth: Feb. 9, 1912
Leipzig, Germany
Death: Jun. 16, 1989
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

My Grandpa

Affectionately known as GGpa to the great-grandchildren.

Karl was born on Friday, Feb 9, 1912 to Arno & Martha Elsa (Boswetter) Crucius. He had an older brother Alfred, older sister Hilda & younger sister Ella.

When he was 15 years old, he boarded the S.S. Hamburg and came to the United States. His mother, sisters and brother had already made the journey. Sadly, his father had passed away when Karl was 9.

He settled in Milwaukee, WI where his family was living. There, he met and married Ruth Emily Eckl on June 4, 1938. Together, they had a daughter, Carole & son Robert.

Grandpa worked at Falk in Milwaukee for 40 years. When he retired in 1974, he and Grandma moved to San Antonio, TX to be near their daughter and her family.

My Grandpa was a sweet, fun-loving man. He loved to joke with us grandkids, make goofy faces, and he could wiggle his ears! He was very proud when I took German lessons in High School, although I don't remember much after 30 some-odd years!

Grandpa passed away on Friday, June 16, 1989 at the age of 77 years, 4 months and 7 days. I was honored to be with him when his spirit left this world. I miss my Grandpa very much.

A Very Very special Thank You to Caroline Panagopulos for sponsoring my Grandpa's memorial!

Family links: 
  Ruth Emily Eckl Crucius (1912 - 1991)*
  Robert Joseph Crucius (1943 - 1992)*
*Calculated relationship
Sunset Memorial Park
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Created by: Cookie
Record added: Sep 29, 2008
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Karl Hermann Crucius
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- Thelma Gamblin
 Added: Feb. 9, 2014
Happy birthday Grandpa! I miss you. Wish I could spend another day with you. I love that you were there for me when I had my wisdom teeth removed, and also when my eyes were scratched and you took me to the eye doctor. Thank you for being you. Ich liebe d...(Read more)
- Cookie
 Added: Feb. 9, 2014

- Remembered ~*~ Angels
 Added: Apr. 19, 2013
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