Albert Crow, 86, of Cherokee, died Wednesday Aug. 12, 2009 at Careage Hills Nursing Home in Cherokee, following a brief illness.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29 in the United Methodist Church in Corning, Iowa. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Corning. Greenwood Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.
Memoriasl are requested to the United Methodist Church in Corning.
Albert was born on Feb. 8, 1923 in Grant Township. Adams County, Iowa, to William K. and Dora (Saunders) Crow. He attended rural schools and graduated form Lenox High School in 1941. He worked on the farm until he entered the United States Army in March of 1943. He served in the European Theater during World War II until December 31, 1945. Following his military discharged he returned home to work as a farmhand until 1949 when he began work at the Biggars Clothing Store.
On Sept. 21, 1948 he married Bernadine Thomas. Albert became the Adams County clerk of Court in 1955, as position he continued until his retirement in 1987.
Albert enjoyed playing golf, and singing in the Methodist Church choir. He was active in the American Legion, V.F.W. Blue Lodge #275.
He is survived by a daughter, Amy Spunar and her husband, Henry, of Park Ridge, Ill.; a son Bill Crow and his wife, Mary, of Cherokee; six grandchildren, Christopher and Nicki Spunar, Keenan and Quintin Crow, Sheena Smith and Stephanie (Smith) Thill; and a great-grandson, Roman Thill.