Calvin C. Crum
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NEVADA: Calvin C. Crum, age 88, of rural Nevada, Ohio, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2013 at his home.
Cal was born on December 10, 1924 in Greenup, Kentucky. He married Betty (Lady) Jury on May 14, 1966 and she died on November 26, 2000.
Surviving is a son, Jim (Sharon) Jury of Nevada; and two daughters, Judy Ulsh of Marion and Bonnie Williams of Bucyrus; seven grandchildren, Jay Ulsh, Lisa Hoffman, Jeffrey Ulsh, Matthew Jury, Laci Showalter, Andrea Garrett and Andy Williams; and 11 great grandchildren, Emily and Sara Hoffman, Alexa Jury, Taylor Jury, Lillie and Hannah Garrett, Lauren, Morgan and Trevor Ulsh, Smantha and Colton Showalter; and a sister, Mae Kelly of Upper Sandusky.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Dewey and a sister, Dolores.
Cal spent 22 years in the Army having served our country in WWII in the following theaters, European Theater - Normandy Landing and 3 other major battles including Bastogne. He also served in Korea with 4 major battles. He received the Bronze Star for Valor and 3 Purple Hearts. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and the Senior Parachutist Badge. He served in the 1st. Division., The 101st Airborn, and the 25th, 24th, 25th Fourth Divison during his Army Service.
After his retirement from the military Cal worked for Wyandot Popcorn and then from Marion Correctional Institute, from which he retired.
He was a member of the Harpster United Methodist Church and the following Service organizations, VFW Post 2842, from which he was a life member, American Legion #225 and the Amvets Post #777, all in Upper Sandusky. And he was a member of the Non Commissioned Officers Association of the United States of America.
For hobbies Cal enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Private Services for Calvin Crum will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home with Rev. Soo Hea Park officiating. Burial will follow at Grand Prairie Cemetery. There will be no public calling hours observed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project and can be sent to Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, 401 S. Main St., Nevada, OH 44849.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lucasbatton.com.
Published in the Telegraph-Forum on Jan. 21, 2013