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Larry Francis Crew

April 8, 1942 ~ April 13, 2020 (age 78)


Larry Francis Crew, age 78, of Centerville, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020 at Corydon Specialty Care in Corydon, Iowa.

Larry was born on April 8, 1942 in Trona, California, the son of Francis Howard Crew and Norma A. (Baldwin) Crew.  He graduated from Boone High School with the Class of 1960.  On June 30, 1960, Larry enlisted in the United States Army in Des Moines, Iowa.  Over two years of his military career was spent in Europe.  He was honorably discharged on June 21, 1963 in Fort Hamilton, New York.

On January 19, 1974, he was united in marriage to Christine Ann Girmscheid in Des Moines, Iowa.  Larry worked various jobs throughout his lifetime.  He worked for Maytag as an Electrician for several years, a Journeyman Electrician, and later the Supervisor of the Electricians.    He retired from Maytag after nearly 35 years with the company.  Larry also worked for Pella Windows for two years, before retiring from there.  It was then, he decided to relocate to Centerville to be near his family.

Larry loved anything to do with trains, including train rides, collecting trains, watching them, ect.  He was very Christian oriented, and walked a Christian path throughout his lifetime. 

Left to honor Larry’s memory are his children, Steve (Melissa) Crew of Urbandale, Dan (Kathi) Crew of Centerville, and Ryan Crew of Leighton, Iowa; two step children, Martin (Dennis) ColWells and Shelly Ver Meer; a sister, Peggy Crew of New Mexico; two grandchildren, Skyler Crew and Devin Crew; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Norma Crew; and his maternal and paternal grandparents. 

According to family wishes, cremation has been accorded.  A Public visitation will be held at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville at a later date once the Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted.  Private graveside services will follow the visitation.  A memorial has been established to Furever Friends and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, C/O Crew family, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544.  Condolences may be shared online at

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