Royce Eugene Crouch, 87, of Washington, IL formerly of Hudson, IL passed away at 8:35 am Monday, September 9, 2019 at his residence in Washington.
Royce was born on January 27, 1932 in Bloomington, IL 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 1 son, Darrell (Kathleen) Crouch and 2 grandchildren, McKenna Crouch and William Crouch, all of Washington, IL, 1 brother, Wally Crouch of Normal, IL and 5 half-sisters, Sandy Spence, Judy James, Margie Paternoster, Lorna Winnell, and Evelyn Dodge.
He was preceded in death by 1 sister, Claire Bryant and 1 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.
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 am Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Hudson Cemetery, 600 block of Franklin St. in Hudson, IL. An open house in Royce’s memory will follow from 6-8 pm Wednesday evening at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington.
Memorials may be made to the 12th Man or to Moehle Supportive Living Center in Washington.