John’s life began April 8, 1930, in Coloma. As a young boy his family moved to Watervliet where he grew up and attended school. John proudly served in the United States Army from 1952-1954. He was a grain and animal farmer most of his life, however he also worked as a welder, boiler maker, and drove truck. When he wasn’t working you could find John enjoying the outdoors hunting, fishing, gardening, mushroom hunting and spending time at his cabin up north.
John’s greatest joy was spending time with his loving family which includes: two children Carrol Crumb and Mark (Denise) Crumb; four grandchildren John (Michelle) Crumb, Mark R. Crumb, Tangie Hance, and Samantha Crumb; four great grandchildren Antonio Crumb, Alizandra Crumb, Nemesio Crumb, and Luke Crumb; and many other family and friends.
John died Thursday, December 19, at home surrounded by his family. His wife Lillian (Frazier) Crumb, great granddaughter Cassandra Crumb, parents Arthur and Katherine (Smith) Crumb, and a brother Donald Crumb precede John in death. Friends may visit with John’s family Sunday, December 22, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet where funeral services will be celebrated Monday, December 23, at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Cemetery in Watervliet. Memorials may be made in John’s memory to Berrien County Cancer Services or Caring Circle Hospice. You are invited to leave a message of comfort for John’s family at hutchinsfuneral.com
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