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Scharlene Ann Crousore

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Scharlene Crousore, age 78 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Our House Senior Living in Austin. Scharlene Ann Crousore was born at home in Blue Earth, Minnesota, May 15th, 1939, daughter of Chris Earl and Oma Mae (King) Crousore.

She is survived by her sister, Deanna Rae (Crousore) Weiss, 72, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota; son Bryce Earl Crousore, 51, of Lansing, Minnesota, and nephew Brian Weiss, 49, of Hobart, Indiana.  She is preceded in death by her father Chris Earl Crousore (12/24/1914 - 9/10/2001); nephew (and United States Air Force hero) Bruce Weiss (12/24/1964 - 1/23/1997), son of Deanna and Andrew Weiss, and mother Oma Mae (King) Crousore (4/18/1914 - 5/29/1997).

Scharlene graduated with honors from Austin (Minnesota) High School, class of 1957.  She worked at Sterling Beauty Shop, Austin, MN, and in 1975 earned degrees in data processing (now called computer programming) and cosmetology from Austin's Riverland Community College. 

With her degree, in March of 1976 she accepted a job at the (then-known) Sibley County Welfare office, fully-transitioning it to computer-based. Scharlene gave 23 years to that office, retiring 4/20/1999.  Scharlene watched her mother, Oma Mae, battle Alzheimer's Disease 1990-1997, then she was victimized by the same disease the last 7 years of her life. 

Throughout her life she loved her many, many Dobermans; reading; watching and attending auto racing and hockey; and from the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and Kenny Chesney, to her #1 love, Pink Floyd - especially David Gilmour's solo career, Scharlene loved music.  Of the beautiful Lansing United Methodist Church, she was a lifelong member. Her retirement years saw her volunteering for local charitable organizations and for the end of the Alzheimer's curse, a devout advocate.  No cards, flowers, etc.; instead she would request anything you could do to help end this Alzheimer's nightmare.  [Mama: "This is not how I am; I have become comfortably numb. Goodbye cruel world."] Charity rating 4 of 4 stars: Alzheimer's Foundation of America 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor New York, NY 10001 tel:(866) 232-8484 fax:(646) 638-1546   www.alzfdn.org

Worlein Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

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