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Russell Eugene Crutcher

Russell Eugene “Gene” Crutcher, 78, of Clinton, IL passed away 10:44 A.M. December 27, 2018 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.


Graveside services will be 11 AM Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Greg Taylor officiating and Military Honors following. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.


Memorials may be directed to the Gene Crutcher Memorial Fund.


Gene was born September 14, 1940 in Clinton, IL the son of Russell J. and Etta Lee (Anderson) Crutcher. He married Vivian L. Carter January 27, 1973 in Kenney, IL.


Survivors include his wife, Vivian L. Crutcher, Clinton, IL; children, Robin Lynn Finfrock, Deerfield, Florida; Russell R. (Denise) Crutcher, Clinton, IL; Austin E. (Allison) Crutcher, Clinton, IL; 3 grandchildren: Derek Finfrock, Wyatt R. Crutcher, Dakotah Crutcher.


Gene was preceded in death by his parents, 1 daughter, Tracy, 1 brother, and 1 sister.


Gene served his country in the Air Force from 1960 – 1964. After 35 years of service, Gene retired from Lynn & Fink in Lincoln, IL. He loved to hunt, fish, and the outdoors but especially loved spending time with his family.


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