Russell Eugene “Gene” Crutcher

CLINTON — Russell Eugene “Gene” Crutcher, 78 of Clinton, passed away at 10:44 a.m. on December 27, 2018, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

Graveside services with military rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Greg Taylor officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the Gene Crutcher memorial fund.

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

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

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

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

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