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David Duane Crew

July 5, 1938 - April 19, 2018
From: Spencer, IA
David Duane Crew

David Duane Crew

Born: July 5, 1938
Died: April 19, 2018
Age: 79

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Dave was born July 5, 1938 in Spencer, IA.  He was the fourth of seven children of Norval and Emma Crew.  Dave spent his childhood on a farm near Webb, IA and worked diligently in his families farming and hog operations.  He graduated from Gillette Grove High School.  While in high school he met and married the love of his life Charlotte (Shari) O’Clair on October 26, 1957.  For 60 plus years they were rarely separated!

     Dave and Shari raised two children – Jeff and Bob.  They raised their family in Spencer with a brief period in Ames, IA.  They vacationed at a cabin on Lake Belle Taine near Park Rapids, MN.

     David was a carpet layer for his entire working life and was well respected in his field.  He was employed by Twetten Furniture in Spencer, IA for many years.  His quest for perfection and his ’do it right the first time’ attitude were well known by many!

     David was happiest while on the golf course, spending time with his wife, children and family; more recently spending time at the Spencer Senior Center volunteering with many charitable endeavors and an occasional game of snooker or pool.

     He was a devout Christian and was very active in First English Lutheran Church.  He maintained a charismatic personality during his illnesses and constantly portrayed a positive attitude.  He will be dearly missed by his wife, family and friends.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife Shari Crew of Spencer, Jerry and Georgia Crew of Webb/Spirit Lake, IA, LaVonn (Crew) and Monte Putbreese of Maple Valley, MN, Joy Crew (wife of Ron Crew) of Sioux Center, IA, Karen (Crew) and Tom Wheaton of Wichita, KS, Carmen (Crew) and Dave Warford of Prior Lake, MN.  Jeff and Roxanne Crew of Spencer, IA, Bob and Denise Crew of Maplewood, MN, Jennifer (Crew) and Joshua Schaben of Spirit Lake, IA, Rachel (Crew) and Ryan Walton of Maplewood, MN, Michael Crew and Melissa Janssen of Iowa City, IA, Emily Crew and fiancé Kyle Van Winkle of Maplewood, MN and Steven Crew of Iowa City/Spencer, IA.

     Our words cannot express the gratitude for the kindness of thoughts and deeds bestowed upon Dave and his family throughout his life, death and ultimately his place in God’s house.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer.
Pastor Paul Kaldahl
Steve Tommeraason
Tom Galik
Gary Rustwick
Randy Krukow
Pete Crew
Tom Roti

Roger Tewes
Terry and Diane Kiepe
Tom and Lynette Mummert
Kaufman Family
Visitation will begin at Noon on Monday, with the family present from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
"It Is Well With My Soul"
"My Redeemer Lives"
by Sid Fitch
Organist, Kristin Kaldahl
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Friday, April 27, 2018 at 12:59 PM
“Shari, Jeff & Bob so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. May god give you peace during this tough time. Dave was a great friend and a expert technician installing floor covering. A true professional. May he rest in peace. ”
- Jim Hanthorne
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 3:17 PM
“Our sympathy goes out to you Shari and family. My Dad and Mom (Bob and Dorothy Hinton) really enjoyed the regular visits from Dave at Northshire. Even after Bob passed away last year Dave continued to visit Dorothy. He was a good friend to both of them. God bless you all.”
- Mark and Cindi Hinton
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10:45 AM
“Carmen and family, Please accept our condolences on your loss.”
- John Jones
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 3:47 PM
“I'm so sorry for your loss I know it's a hard time I lost my dad 5 months ago Bob Jeff Sheri my heart goes out to you”
- Billy Brennan
Monday, April 23, 2018 at 11:58 AM
“Jeff and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your entire family. Tom & Dixie”
- Dixie Orthel
Monday, April 23, 2018 at 7:59 AM
“I am very sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He was a class act. I'll never forget his many kindnesses to my dad and brother-in-law in the time up to their passing. I enjoyed a round or two of golf with him. My condolences to the entire family.”
- Dick Broadie
Monday, April 23, 2018 at 7:58 AM
“I am very sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He was a good man. My family will always appreciate how he visited my dad and brother-in-law before their passing, often with a plate of cookies. My condolences to his family ”
- Dick Broadie
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 10:38 AM
“Shari and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He was such and kind and generous soul. Always smiling always kind. He reminded me so much of my own dad. Praise God that he knew his heavenly Father. May you find peace on knowing you will meet again one day and may happy memories comfort you in the days ahead. Praying for you!”
- Barb Jacobson
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 5:35 PM
“Shari and family - so sorry to hear of David’s passing. While we rejoice that his earthly suffering is over and he is with Jesus, we also pray for our Lord to hold you close during this difficult time. In Christian love, Virgil & Bonnie”
- Rev. Virgil & Bonnie Ewoldt
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 2:36 PM
“Jeff & family,
So very sorry for your loss!
The Nair’s ”
- Luana Nair
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 10:52 AM
“Jeff and family, I am sorry to hear of your fathers passing! God Bless your family!”
- Ted Lambertus
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 9:37 AM
“Bob and Denise, so sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.
- Tim & Anne Bowlin
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8:04 AM
“So sorry to hear of Dave's passing you are in my prayers and in my thoughts shelly lorenzen”
- Shelly lorenzen
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8:04 AM
“Jeff and family
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for everyone.
Jay and Deb”
- Jay Wagner
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8:04 AM
“So, sorry for your loss your family is in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Tim and Dianne Roberts
Friday, April 20, 2018 at 8:18 AM
“Dear Shari, Bob, Jeff, and families,
We have so many memories of time spent with Dave, or as we called him "Mr", that we cannot begin to express the depth of loss for him. He wasn't just a friend to us, but was family. He was a powerful positive influence in our Christian growth. Our hearts ache for you Shari for the void that you will now have. Zoey will be some comfort, but certainly not the same as having Dave there. You were so devoted to each other. May you draw comfort in knowing that Dave has now been freed of his pain and suffering in a new body safe in the arms of our loving Father. You have our deepest sympathy. The Galik family-Tom, Mary, Amy, Alyssa and families”
- Mary Galik
Friday, April 20, 2018 at 8:18 AM
“Shari, we are so sorry to hear about Dave. He will truly be missed. We loved golfing with him on Thursday mornings. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Jim and Barb Kerns
Friday, April 20, 2018 at 8:18 AM
“Dave was such a wonderful man. So grateful he was part of my journey. Heaven has a special place for Dave. Rest In Peace my friend.
Dee Rae Vortherms ”
- Dee Rae Vortherms
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:55 PM
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 5:19 PM
“So sorry to hear of Daves passing,You are in our thoughts and prayers....”
- john/cathy kirschbaum
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