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Howard Preston Crume, age 54, of Oakdale, Minn., passed away Saturday, January 28, 2012, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. from complications of advanced diabetes. Howard was born April 17, 1957, the son of Allen M. Crume and Delana E. Crume - Medlock, in St. Louis, Mo. At the time of his death, he was married to Leaiwei Lei Crume. He was married in 1979, to Deborah Galbreith and was blessed with a son, Adam A. Crume, who now resides in the state of California. Howard spent his younger years in St. Louis before moving with is family to California, Mo. in November, 1966, where he graduated from California High School in 1975. Howard was on the varsity football team and was one of the Captains of the Team during his senior year. He then went on to attend Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Mo. and Southwest Baptist College (now University), Bolivar, Mo., where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Political Science. Howard was a devoted Christian. Howard is survived by his son, Adam A. Crume ( wife Megan); his wife, Leaiwei Crume and stepson, Luke Lei; three sisters, Reida Mishory-Isseroff (husband Zoie), Tel-Aviv, Israel; Donna K. Crume, St. Louis, Mo. and Carol E. Forbis (husband, Allan), Jefferson City, Mo. and one brother, Paul H. Crume, Lompoc, California. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen M. Crume and Delana E. Crume-Medlock and his stepfather, John L. Medlock. His body was cremated, there were no services. Those desiring to make memorial contributions can make them to the donor's choice.
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