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Colonel (Ret.) Richard A. (Dick) Crecelius, 89, Hopkinsville, KY

 

obit15HOPKINSVILLE, KY - Colonel (Ret.) Richard A. (Dick) Crecelius, 89, Hopkinsville, KY passed away Monday, November 21, 2011 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center following a brief illness.

A native of Crawsfordsville, IN he was born September 29, 1922, the son of the late Owen and Marguerite Crecelius.

A veteran of World War II, he retired as an Army colonel after 36 years of service. His final assignment was Commander of Fort McCoy Army base in Wisconsin.

Survivors include his wife: Dorothy Crecelius; two sons: Allan Crecelius of San Diego, CA and Robert Crecelius of Greenfield, IN; two daughters: Cathryn Crecelius of Crawfordsville, IN and Nancy Crecelius Clarke of Crawfordsville, IN; a stepdaughter: Catherine A. Taylor of Hendersonville, TN; and a sister: Barbara Ames of Sonoma, CA; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Private interment will be in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West. Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements.

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