DeKALB – Joseph Bernie Crews, 91, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away Feb. 26, 2014, at Lincolnshire Place in Sycamore. He was born and raised his family in DeKalb.
He was born on Jan. 21, 1923, to the late James and Shirley Crews.
Joseph had various jobs in the DeKalb area during his lifetime. His most recent employment included the Illinois State Highway Deptartment and Northern Illinois University. Joseph served in the U.S. Army Air Forces in the European Theater during World War II
He was a longtime member of DeKalb's First United Methodist Church, and also was a former member of the DeKalb Elks.
He is survived by his sons and daughters, Richard (Barbara) Crews, Constance (Sam) Weller, Cynthia (Roger) Smith and Jeffrey (Gloria) Crews. He was a proud grandpa to seven grandchildren: Bryan Weller, Jenny Faulkner, Steven Crews, Matt Miller, Lauren Miller, Ryan Crews and Rachel Crews. He also had seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doralee V. Crews; and brothers and sisters, Ida Irene Crews, Lina Beele Crews, Della Elizabeth Hansen, Thomas B. Crews, James W. Crews and Virginia B. Morgan.
The family expresses their gratitude to the wonderful care given at Lincolnshire Place.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb, with Pastor Brian Gilbert of First United Methodist Church of DeKalb officiating. Burial will follow services at Fairview Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. Saturday, until the time of the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the
Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home. To send an online condolence, visit www.ronanmoorefinch.com