Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Daniel P. Crouch, 60, Mendon, passed away Sept. 15, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was born Nov. 29, 1952, in Celina, to Paul and Mildred Thees Crouch. His father is deceased and his mother survives in Celina. On May 3, 1980, he married Teresa Severns, who survives.
Also surviving are two children, Deanna (Zach) Arnett and Josh (Amanda) Crouch, both of Mendon; five grandchildren, Austin, Gage, Drayden, Miley and Devin; two brothers and a sister, Larry (Becky) Crouch, Dave Crouch and Linda (Bob) White, all of Celina; his mother-in-law, Doris Severns; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeff (Brenda) Severns, Randy (Pam) Severns and Chris (Randy) Flores, all of Mendon; and many nieces and nephews.
His father-in-law, Joe Severns, preceded him in death.
He was a 1971 graduate of Celina High School, and a graduate of ITT Tech in Dayton. For 30 years he was a tool and die operator at Thees Machine and Tool in Celina.
He was a member of the Mendon United Methodist Church, M.U.R.A. (Mendon-Union Recreation Association), the Mendon Lions Club and the Lions Festival Committee. He was an advocate for the village of Mendon and enjoyed helping people and local organizations and riding his golf cart around Mendon. A sports enthusiast, his favorite teams were the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. He had also been an announcer for Parkway sports teams and coached youth softball and baseball in Mendon.
He enjoyed the "oldies" and country music. He had been a member of the local band Artesia, which played throughout the area in the late '70s through 1991.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Mendon United Methodist Church, the Rev. Don Clinger officiating. Burial will follow at Mendon Cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Mendon United Methodist Church.
Memorial donations may be given to the Mendon Lions Club.
Condolences may be left at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com.