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Raymond Kirby Crouse

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Raymond Kirby Crouse, 40, of Pataskala, will be held Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., in the chapel of The Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, with burial to follow at Kirkersville Cemetery.

Ray died suddenly, Friday, January 25, 2013. He was a long time resident of the Pataskala area. He was born April 30, 1972, in Georgetown, Ohio, the son of James Rodger and Mallory (Weaver) Crouse. Ray was a graduate of Westerville North High School and Mt. Vernon Nazarene College. He worked with the family-owned business, Crouse Tree Service. He was a member of the International Society of Agriculture and was a skilled artisan having crafted crosses, knives, and muzzleloaders. Ray was an outdoorsman and adventurer and enjoyed fishing, swimming, and spending time with his daughters.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Crouse of Pataskala; daughters, Hannah Grace Crouse, 11 and Allison Hope Crouse, 8; step-son, Matthew Osborn; step-daughter, Brittany Osborn; brothers, Rodger K. Crouse of Homestead, FL., Russell K. Crouse and Reuben K. Crouse, both of Pataskala; his sister, Laurinda J. Crouse of Pataskala; paternal grandmother, Carmen Marie (Fenner) Crouse; nieces, Linda and Elizabeth Crouse; nephews, Mason, Luke, and Keith Crouse; father and mother-in-law, Bob and Patti Wildermuth; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Walter Kenneth and Esther Blanche (Ford) Weaver; and paternal grandfather, Raymond Asbury Crouse.

Contributions may be made to the Raymond Crouse Memorial Fund, c/o Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, PO BOX 57, Kirkersville, Ohio 43033.

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Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Crouse Family.

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