(3-29-14) Clarence W. Crum, 75, of Arcadia died on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Lake Winona Manor in Winona, MN.
Clarence was born on August 18, 1938, in Des Moines, Iowa to Chester C. and Lola B. (Steelsmith) Crum.
Clarence graduated from Winona Senior High School and Winona State University. His first interest was in theater and speech. He taught in Iowa for two years, and then became a guidance counselor in Winona for 12 years; he continued moving east, where he became the guidance counselor at Arcadia High School. He returned to graduate work in library science and audio visual studies and continued at Arcadia High School in that field. Audio visual equipment morphed into our current computer age and Clarence found a new interest. He supported his beloved Raiders at all the sporting events. For 46 years Clarence became a permanent fixture at Arcadia High School and in Arcadia. Clarence was always there to help others, especially his former students.
Clarence is survived by two nieces: Elizabeth Crum and Kathleen Crum of Winona; great nephew, Walker Crum of Winona; sister-in-law, Theresa Crum of Winona; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Pat and Daniel.
Memorial services will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the Wozney-Killian Funeral Home, with Rev. Sebastian Kolodziejczyk officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Family burial will be on Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Conrad Cemetery in Grundy Co. Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Arcadia Lions Club or the Arcadia Athletic Boosters.
Wozney-Killian Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.wozneykillian.com.