Donald R. Crowell

Donald R. Crowell, 90, of Eaton, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at his home, after an extended illness.

He was born Sept. 3, 1922 in Eaton to the late Homer and Elsie (Pitsinger) Crowell. Don was a WWII Coast Guard Veteran who served on the USS Beaufort from 1942 to 1945. Stationed in New York Watertenders School where he met his wife of 68 years Constance (Fischer) Crowell. Don was a graduate of Eaton High School and Kansas City Missouri Plumbing School. He worked at Delco, Hodson Plumbing Co., Ray Latta Plumbing Co. Huffman-Wolfe and Denlinger Plumbing all in Dayton before moving back to Eaton to begin his own plumbing business in 1951. Upon retiring in 1988 he turned Crowell Plumbing over to his son, Douglas. He was also a volunteer firefighter for the City of Eaton for 21 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Forrest Crowell and Glen L. Crowell; and sister Marjorie Kinder.

He is survived by his wife Constance; daughters Donna Elliott and Deborah Tucker and his son Douglas (Connie) Crowell all of Eaton; special son/nephew John (Grace) Dille of Old Bridge, NJ; four grandchildren, Valerie (Dwight) Smith of West Manchester, Leann (Derek) Frazier of Eaton, Ryan (Tiffany) Elliott of Eaton and Abby Crowell who's attending OSU in Columbus; three great-grandchildren Bethany and Michaela Smith and Ava Elliott; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Eaton Church of the Brethren, 813 Camden Road, Eaton, with Pastor Martin Peacock officiating. Burial followed at Mound Hill Cemetery in Eaton.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Eaton Fire Division or Eaton Church of the Brethren. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting

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