Carolyn M. Crubel

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Carolyn M. Crubel, 85, of Bloomington, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg. 

She was born Feb. 1, 1934, the daughter of Leroy and Marie (Hampton) Esser. 

Carolyn graduated from Bloomington High School. On April 24, 1952, she was united in marriage to Harold P. Crubel at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Glen Haven. Together, they farmed in Patch Grove Township. Carolyn was a faithful member and past president of the Christian Mothers, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bloomington. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening and baking. She wrote poetry and had a great sense of humor when it came to her grandchildren.

Surviving  is a son, Steve (Dale) Crubel; a daughter, Cindy (Allen Gosdeck) Hoffman; six grandchildren, Mike (Julia), Tom (Andrea), Steven (Bri), Rob (Ashley) Crubel, Maria (fiancé André Small) and Jeff (Stephanie Schmid) Hoffman; 12 great-grandchildren, Sage, Rose, Cole, Braden, Mallory, Lilly, Mason, Brody, Brooklyn, Braelyn, Bronson and Kai-André; three sisters, Barbara Langford, Selma “Sally” Champion, and Marsha (Larry) Nunn; her brother, Alex Esser; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her loving husband, Harold, Carolyn was preceded in death by an infant son, Philip; siblings, Gordon, Joseph and Mary in infancy, Mark (Myrna), Jack (Patricia), Ricky; two brothers-in-law, Art Langford and Bob Champion; and a sister-in-law, Ansy Esser.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bloomington, with Fr. John Meinholz officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bloomington. Family and friends may call on Saturday, April 6, from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Carolyn M. Crubel Memorial Fund has been established. The Martin Schwartz Funeral Home and Crematory, in Bloomington, is assisting the family.

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