Mason Crow
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Mason Crow
  • June 26, 1921 - December 31, 2017
  • Towanda, Illinois

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Mason Dale Crow, 96, resident of Villas of Holly Brook and formerly of Towanda, passed away at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 31, 2017. He was born June 26, 1921 in Graymont, the son of Ervin and Lena (Hahn) Crow. He married Alice Marie Holzhauer in Marion County, Mississippi on July 30, 1949. She survives.
Mason was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. When he returned home, he was a home builder, later taking over the family business. He was the owner of Bloomington Tractor Company for many years, retiring in 1982. He was a longtime ham radio operator, as well as a charter member of the Towanda Lions Club. He was also a founding member, and served on the Towanda Fire Department for 25 years, obtaining the rank of assistant chief. He served his community on the Towanda town board for many years.
In addition to his wife, Mason is survived by two half -brothers, Merle (Doris) Crow of Hawaii; and John (Emily) Howland of Minnesota.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Howland.
Services will be held on Friday, January 12th at 3 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home. Private burial will follow at a later time
Memorial contributions may be made to the Towanda Fire Department.