Jacob H. Crewell Jr.

Jacob H. Crewell Jr.

Jacob H. Crewell Jr., 96, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, died on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at his daughter's home in Webster Groves, Missouri.

Born in Lawrence County on March 11, 1923, he was the son of Jacob Henry Crewell and Beulah Pauline Shepard Crewell. He was a retired machinist and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946 and was a decorated World War II combat veteran. He was married Dec. 6, 1947, to Bessie Means, who preceded him in death.

Survivors include a son, Ted Henry Crewell of Urbana, Illinois; two daughters, Nancy Jill Crewell of Altamont, Illinois, and Kimmie Pacatte of Webster Groves; as well as nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

In addition to his wife, Bessie, he was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. CDT on Saturday at First United Methodist Church. He donated his body to the medical school at St. Louis University. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to VA STL Health Care Services, One Jefferson Barracks Dr., 135 JB, St. Louis, MO, 63125. In the memo line, please write Jacob H. Crewell HBPC.


Doll, Lois Ann, died July 6. Services: 10 a.m. on Saturday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: 4-7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Condolences: www.fredrickandson.com

Hawkins, Clifford C. Jr., died July 7. Services: 2 p.m. CDT on Friday at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Illinois. Burial: Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation: 1 p.m. CDT until the hour of services on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials: American Heart Association. Condolences: www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

Manning, Elva L., died July 9. Services: 11 a.m. today at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials: Lower Johnson Home Ec Club, c/o Sharon Ellerman, 39115 S. Decker Road, Vincennes, IN 47591, or the Friends of Special Athletes, c/o Charla Patton, 720 W. Fourth St., Bicknell, IN 47512. Condolences: www.duesterbergfredrick.com.

Rose, Virgil Jefferson, died July 5. Services: 10 a.m. MDT on Friday at Louisville Cemetery, Louisville, Colorado. Memorials: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine general scholarship fund, A.T. Still University, University Advancement, 800 W. Jefferson St. Kirksville, MO 63501.

Siebe, Rebecca, died July 8. Services: 10 a.m. on Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2004 N. Second St. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. today at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St. Memorials: Vincennes Animal Shelter. Condolences: www.duesterbergfredrick.com.

Todd, Betty Jo, died June 5. Services: 1 p.m. on Saturday at St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. until the hour of services at the St. Peter Lutheran Church.


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