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Edward Robert Crum dies at 74

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Edward Robert Crum, age 74, of Valparaiso, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at VNA Hospice Center, Valparaiso. He was born on September 8, 1937 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, to Edward and Ruth Landstrom-Crum, both of whom preceded him in death.

On February 24, 1961 in Richmond, Virginia, he married Patricia Curran- Crum, who survives in Valparaiso.

Also surviving are children Kimberly Matuszak of Carls Bad, California and Todd Crum of Valparaiso. Grandchildren Sean Michael (Regan) Matuszak of Anderson, Ind., Patrick Tyler Matuszak of Fishers, Ind. and Elora Danan Matoszak of Carls Bad, Calif. and siblings Paul (Eileen) Crum of Dallas, Texas, “Bill” George William and (Amy Bendel) of McKeesport, Pennsylvania and Karen Acuff of Naples, Fla. and many nieces and nephews and special uncle Duane (Dewey) Landstrom.

He is also preceded in death by his grandparents, mother and step-father Ruth and George Bendell, his father Edward Anthony Crum and nephew Jake Bendell.

Ed retired in 2000 from Midwest Steel, where he worked as a stocker for 33 years. He was a member of Local 6103 and the National Steel Retiree Club. He loved sports, especially football. This past summer he attended the Steeler training game with his brother Bill. He was discharged from the Navy in October of 1962.

The family will receive friends on Monday, October 17, 2011 from 2-8 p.m. at the White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton, Ind., with a funeral service at 4 p.m., with Pastor John Allen officiating.

A memorial service will take place at a later date in spring of 2012.

For additional information please call White-Love Funeral Home at 219-926-1309.




Posted 10/14/2011