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Henry Samuel "Hank" Crumb, 83, of Idaho Falls, passed away Friday, April 12, 2013, at Intermountain Health Care in Salt Lake City of heart failure.

Hank was born Jan. 17, 1930, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Henry Stewart Crumb and Anna Catherine Carver Crumb. He grew up and attended schools in St. Joseph.

Following high school, he joined the U.S. Army and proudly served for 25 years in various places throughout the world, including Vietnam, as a supply officer and recruiter, retiring as a sergeant first class. Following his military service, he earned his bachelor's degree from Idaho State University.

In 1952, he married Betty Lee Carr in St. Joseph, Mo. Following his discharge from the Army in 1972, Hank and Betty moved to Ammon and Hank went to work as manager of the Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium. He later worked as a supply officer at State Hospital South in Blackfoot. Betty passed away in 1992.

On May 29, 1993, he married Winona Brunson Sayer in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.

An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hank served in various capacities over the years. He was also active in the American Legion, VFW and VVA. He was a member of the Ammon Lions Club, was a volunteer firefighter in Ammon and took part in the Freedom Team Salute.

Hank loved woodworking, making cradles, dollhouses, picnic tables, furniture and cabinets. He also enjoyed painting and square dancing.

Hank is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Winona Crumb; sons, Henry Samuel Crumb Jr. of Savannah, Ga., Jim Crumb of Ammon, Gary (Jan) Sayer of Ammon, David Wayne Sayer of Marin County, Calif., and Michael (Nikki) Sayer of Idaho Falls; daughter, Vicki (Steven) Smith of Sacramento, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Dixie Sayer of Idaho Falls; brother, Charles (Evelyn) Crumb of Houston; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Betty; a son, Allan; a daughter, Suzanne; a son, Randy; a sister, Jasmine Glenn; and a brother, Herman Crumb.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Idaho Falls LDS Mountain View Ward, 1450 Mountain View Lane, with Bishop Randy Wheeler officiating. The family will visit with friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave., and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Ammon Cemetery. Military rites will be performed by the Bonneville County Veterans Memorial Team and Idaho Honor Guard.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.

Published in Post Register on Apr. 16, 2013
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