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Robert H. "Pap" Crouch 98, of Indianapolis, passed away October 17, 2017. Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Gertie "Gig" Crouch, his daughter, Karen Crowe and grandson, Steven Bradley Crowe. He is survived by his son Robert I. (Carolyn) Crouch; grandchildren, Robert Denis (Beth) Crouch, Bryan (Sally) Crouch, Jill (Shane) Strasser, Michelle (Jon) Mulligan, Rocky Crouch, John Crouch, Cindi (Jay) Childs, David (Jennifer) Crowe, and Julie Crowe; 18 great-grandchildren and former daughter-in-law Justine Crouch. Bob graduated from Manual High School in 1936 and attended Butler University. He was a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran and a Pearl Harbor Survivor. Bob retired from Olinger Distributing Co. as Vice President and Secretary Treasurer after 50 years of service in the Wholesale Liquor and Wine industry. He was a member of The American Legion Brownsburg Post #331, The Antelope Club, Masonic Lodge, Murat Shrine, Scottish Rite and Highland Golf and Country Club. Pap was an avid golfer, winning 14 club championships and numerous other amateur events. He was a recipient of the distinguished Sagamore of the Wabash award among many others. Pap was a devoted and loving family man. He was dearly loved by all who knew him and will be sorely missed. Memorial visitation will be held Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 1 - 3pm followed by a memorial service at 3:00 at Flanner Buchanan- Washington Park North, 2706 Kessler Blvd. West Dr., Indianapolis. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his name to his favorite charity - The Indianapolis Junior Golf Foundation, c/o Bryan Crouch, 1315 Blue Ridge Lane, Brownsburg, IN 46112. Online condolences may be shared at www.flannerbuchanan.com.
Published on October 20, 2017
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