Russell B. Crews


MENDOTA - Russell B. Crews, 98, of Mendota passed away Feb. 3, 2020 at Illinois Veterans Home, LaSalle.

There will be no services. Cremation rites will be accorded and burial will be private. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota is handling arrangements.

Russell was born May 30, 1921 in McNabb to Albert and Mary (Horn) Crews. He married Lorna Tower on Dec. 25, 1950 in Iowa. She preceded him in death in 2012.

He is survived by one sister, Betty Pelszynski of Peru and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, five brothers and four sisters.

Russell served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked with heavy equipment and drove trucks all his life for Toedter Oil and Zibert Transport. He was a member of Granville American Legion Post 180 and Teamsters Local Union 722.

Memorials may be directed to American Legion Post 180, Granville.

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