Born 6-4-1943 -- Died 7-28-2004
Joe Dale Crase, 61, of Dupo, Ill, died July 28, 1004, at Barnes-Jewish Medical Center in St. Louis.
Born June 4, 1943, in Thayer, Mo., he was the son of Lawrence and Calma Sandridge Crase. He was a retired auto mechanic and had worked at Famous-Barr Tire Company in St. Louis. He was a member of Widman's Harley Davidson, Kirkwood, Mo. chapter. He was a 1963 Thayer High School graduate.
Survivors include his wife, Laverne Lorance Crase of Dupo; two sons -- Brian Crase and Joseph Crase both of Dupo; a daughter, Debbie (Don) Beaver of Waterloo, Ill.; four brothers -- Glenn (Marcella) Crase of Thayer, Bill (Linda) Crase of Thayer, Jim (Judy) Crase of Higland, Ill. Darrell (Jan) Crase of Shawnee Mission, Kan.; three sisters -- Leta Forester of Thayer, Nita Hinkle of Thayer, and Janet (Chris) Brewer of Fenton, Mo.; two sisters-in-law -- Barbara (Tom) Henderson of St. Peters, Mo., and Sharon (Ron) Ballance of Clovis, N.M.; a dear cousin, Don (Pat) Crase of St. Louis; grandchildren -- Barry, Troy and Jordon Crase, Ashley, Caitlin and Loren Beaver; and other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Charles Crase.
A memorial service was held at the graveside at Thayer Cem-etery Aug. 7 with the Rev. Jason Roberts officiating. Arrange-ments were by Lawlor Funeral Home of Columbia, Ill.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association.