E. Loren Crowe, 82, of Riverton, died at 1:10 pm Sunday, May 12, 2013. He was born August 15, 1930 in Beason, IL to Forrest Elmer and Viola Heath Crowe. He married Norma Jean Sturm December 27, 1952 and she preceded him in death April 16, 1975. He was also preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Dean, Wayne, Harold and Paul Crowe.
Surviving are a daughter, Lori (Steve) Minder of Sherman; two sons, Loren (Debbie) Crowe of Williamsville and Mark (Nancy) Crowe of Springfield; six grandchildren, Mindy (Matt) Weir, Mark Crowe, Jr., Michelle Crowe, Melissa (Ben) Townsend all of Springfield, Tim Crowe of Virden and Matthew Minder of Sherman; one great grandchild, Dylan Townsend and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Crowe attended Williamsville Christian Church and was a member of the Farm Bureau. He lived in central Illinois most of his life while farming. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.
Visitation: 4 – 7 pm Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 am, Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor David Beals officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Williamsville Christian Church.