Graveside services for Charles A. Crumet, 81, Oskaloosa, will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Hardy Oak Cemetery, Jefferson County. He died October 8, 2011 at his home in Oskaloosa, KS.
He was born on August 20, 1930 in Lawrence, KS the son of Edward W. and Minnie M. Skinner Crumet.
He attended McAlister grade school and graduated from Lawrence Memorial High School. He then attended Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS.
He worked as a Pipefitter for Local Union #533 for 42 years before retiring in 1992.
Charles enjoyed building and maintaining his new home in the country. He also enjoyed summer gardening, hunting, and building street rods. He had a love of all sports, with basketball his favorite.
He married Juanita Beard on April 29, 1950 in Lawrence, KS. She survives of the home.
They have been married for 61 years.
Other survivors include two sons, Charles W. Crumet, and partner, H.R. Malinowsky, Berwyn, IL, Michael L. Crumet, and wife, Lucy, Lawrence, KS; and one sister, Ester Gulley, Lawrence, KS.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Jefferson County Humane Society or Charity of Donor’s Choice and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
Dear Juanita and family,
I am very sorry for your loss of Charles. I remember your photo in our LMHS 50th reunion book.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mary Demeritt Gordon
To the entire family, I am so sorry for your loss. Charles (punk) will be remembered always as a very special man. My heart and prayers are with you.
Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
Mike and Lucy, Bill Harmon called this morning and told me about your father. I was very sorry to hear of his death as your parents have always been very special to me. Growing up, I always felt welcome at your house and your dad always treated me like a friend. I will never forget all the fun we had in the garage and all the help he gave me keeping my Austin Healey and my Corvette running. I’ve tried calling your house, but have not thus far been able to reach you. I’ll try later in the week. –Randy & Marty
To my second Mom and the Mike & Charles I just would like to extend our deepest sympathies for your loss. I learned so much from Mr. Crumet about turning wrenches in the old garage but I learned even more about life. He had a quiet way that I will always remember. Godspeed to the family.
Mike Belt & family
I was very sorry to hear of Pa’s death. I have great memories of growing up with the Crumet family as a major part of my life. I am really glad Marty and I stopped in for a visit last summer. Love, Randy
Juanita and Mike,
It saddens me to hear of your loss. I remember this quite gentle man with fondness and reminds me of my father. I know the days ahead will be heavy and I’ll be thinking of you and wishing the best.
Charlie and I went from the 3rd grade through the 12th grade in school together. As a matter of fact Charlie and I collected all the marbles at McAlister School with Charlie collecting the lion’s share. He was a really good guy and will be missed.