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Obituary for Walter T. Crum
Walter T. Crum, age 88, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Friday, July 25, 2008, at Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell, following a long illness. He was born February 28, 1920, in Noble County, son of the late John and Agnes Schockling Crum. He was a World War II Army veteran, having served for two years in Germany and France in the European Theatre. He was an assistant train master in a railroad terminal office with the 79th Infantry Division during combat, where he supervised the make up and break up of trains in a military railroad yard and road operations, and he maintained records. After his discharge, he returned home and assumed farming full time. He loved fishing, trapping, and playing cards. He was a member of the St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fulda, and the Noble County Farm Bureau, having been named Farmer of the Year in 1971, and he was awarded the Goodyear Certificate of Merit for outstanding accomplishments in resource conservation from the Noble Soil and Water Conservation District. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one sister, Lucy Kress; and one brother, Andrew Crum. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Mary Gerst Crum, whom he married January 27, 1951; three daughters, Sandra (Greg) George of Marietta, Diane (James) Schott of Orient, and Theresa (Kenny) Turchik of Caldwell; 8 grandchildren, Keith George, Brian George, Michael George, Shelia Radcliff, Christine Schott, Eric Schott, Jessica Turchik, and Kevin Turchik; one great-grandson, Grant Anthony Radcliff; one sister, Leona Hohman of Zanesville; one brother, Paul Crum of Woodsfield; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Sunday, July 27, 2008, from 2-8PM, with a Christian Scripture service to be observed at 7:30PM. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held Monday, July 28, 2008, at 10AM at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fulda with Rev. Fr. Thomas Hamm as celebrant. A military graveside service will follow at St. Marys Parish Cemetery conducted by the Noble County Veteran Services Organization. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 43700 Fulda Road, Caldwell, Ohio, 43724.