Dennis William Crumb, better known as “Bill”, passed away January 15, 2019 with his four children by his side in the house that he’d built on the land that he loved near Askov, Minnesota.
Bill was born at home January 10, 1925 in Matawan, MN, the 10th of 14 children born to Winfred and Mary (Chicos) Crumb. He was the caring, older brother who walked with his younger siblings two miles to the country school they attended. He was a farmer into his mid-30’s, having met his dear Maggie in 1949 and marrying her in 1951. He owned the hardware store in Matawan until he was hired by Standard Oil as a furnace technician in Albert Lea, MN and later as a maintenance technician in Faribault, MN. After his retirement at age 62, he and Maggie bought and moved to 80 acres near Askov, MN, where he built their home.
Bill had a curious and creative mind, who could build or repair almost anything. He was most annoyed when cars were equipped with computers and he could no longer fix his own automobiles. He was an avid reader, westerns being his favorites. He was also a devoted fan of the Minnesota Vikings, Twins and Gophers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Maggie and 10 siblings. Surviving him are his four children, Christine (Tom) Meyer of St. Paul, Dennis of Duluth, Rex (Colette) of Mahtomedi and Rebecca (Jeff) Crumb-Johnson; seven grandchildren and one honorary grandson, three siblings, Richard of Matawan, Genelle Bergerson of Hayfield and Sister Janel (Katy) Crumb of Rochester, many nieces and nephews.