HUDSON — Royce Eugene Crouch, 87, of Washington, formerly of Hudson, passed away at 8:35 a.m. Monday (Sept. 9, 2019) at his residence in Washington.
Royce was born on Jan. 27, 1932, in Bloomington, to Claremont and Nellie Tipping Crouch. He married Janice Ann Walden on May 19, 1951. She preceded him in death on July 16, 2008.
Surviving are one son, Darrell (Kathleen) Crouch, and two grandchildren, McKenna Crouch and William Crouch, all of Washington; one brother, Wally Crouch, Normal; and five half-sisters, Sandy Spence, Judy James, Margie Paternoster, Lorna Winnell and Evelyn Dodge.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Claire Bryant, and one half-brother, Larry Hummer.
Royce was a proud member of the Carpenters Union Local 63 for over 65 years, working as a superintendent at J.L. Wroan for many of those years.
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His proudest moments were watching his son, Darrell, succeed. He deeply loved his daughter-in-law, Kathleen, and grandchildren, McKenna and William, and enjoyed watching them in all of their sports and activities. A proud Washington Panther fan, Friday nights were the highlight of his week. He was also an avid gardener and Cubs fan.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hudson Cemetery, 600 block of Franklin Street in Hudson. An open house in Royce's memory will follow from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington.
Memorials may be made to the 12th Man or Moehle Supportive Living Center in Washington.
Royce's memorial website is available at www.deitersfuneralhome.com where condolences may also be sent to his family.