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Dennis Wesley Crowder

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Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Time: 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Location: Moscow Lutheran Church, rural Oakland, MN


Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Moscow Lutheran Church
Moscow, Minnesota


Moscow Lutheran Church Cemetery
rural Oakland, Minnesota



Dennis W. Crowder, age 75 of rural Austin, Minnesota died Saturday morning, November 25, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Austin.  Dennis Wesley Crowder was born November 12, 1942, in Austin, Minnesota the son of Wesley Edward and Waunita Helen (Steinbarger) Crowder.  He received his education in Austin, Minnesota.  On January 27, 1968, he was united in married to Julie Ahn Johnson in Mason City, Iowa.  Dennis worked for Carney Auto Salvage for over thirty-three years, before working at Hormel Foods until 1985.   He later worked for Southern Minnesota Sales in Blooming Prairie before becoming an independent dealer for used autos, working until his health forced him to quit.  He enjoyed working in his yard and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, Christopher and Kelsey, his great grand-niece and nephew, Josie and Jameson and his cousin Harry Hansen.  He was a member of Moscow Lutheran Church.  

Survivors include his wife, Julie Crowder of rural Austin, Minnesota; one son, Timothy Crowder of Albert Lea; one daughter, Julayne Ashley of Austin; two grandchildren, Christopher Ashley and Kelsey Krebsbach; a brother, Rick (Trudy) Heimermann of Austin; a sister, Vicky (Roger) Christiansen of Austin; his mother-in-law, Hazel Johnson of Austin and many other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a son in infancy.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Moscow Lutheran Church, rural Oakland, Minnesota with Pastor Waldemar Gies, officiating.  Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.  Interment will follow the service in Moscow Lutheran Church Cemetery. 


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