HUMBOLDT - Glenn L. Crouse, 86, of Humboldt, passed away June 30, 2013. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6th at Faith United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00PM at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Humboldt with full military rites by the VFW Post 5240 and American Legion Post 119..
Glenn LeRoy Crouse, the son of Daniel G. and Mable Fern (Shay) Crouse, was born September 21, 1926 in Laurel, Montana. He was the ninth of eleven children, and learned to love both family and the outdoors at an early age. The Great Depression caused the family to move to Iowa, where Glenn attended school until he enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17.
Serving proudly aboard the USS Young (DD-580). Glenn saw action in the Pacific theatre. After WWII, he returned to school, earning his diploma from Lehigh High School in Lehigh, IA.
He was united in marriage to Doris Gross on September 18, 1949. The couple made their first home in Fort Dodge, where they were blessed with three children. In the spring of 1956, the family moved to a farm near Lone Rock, IA. Then, in March of 1963, they moved to an acreage along the Des Moines River, north of Humboldt, where they made their home for the remainder of their lives.
Glenn never met a stranger, and was always quick with a smile or to lend a hand to anyone in need. A former President of the American Legion in Lone Rock, Glenn was alsoactive with the Isaac Walton League, Lyons' Club, and attended the Faith United Methodist Church.
Glenn was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, and 8 of his siblings. He is survived by a brother Laurence of Montana, sister Mable of California, son Steve Crouse of Waterloo, Daughter Elaine English and husband Phil of Omaha, daughter Janice Peterson and husband John of Chicago, 8 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. During his later years, Glenn often commented on how blessed he was to have lived long enough to spend so much time time with his children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren.