Roscoe (Swisher) Crowell

May 29, 2016

Roscoe (Swisher) Crowell 88 of Frankfort, went home to be with Jesus at 3 a.m. May 29, 2016, his 68th Wedding Anniversary, at Clinton House, where he had been a resident for 5 weeks. Born October 26, 1927 in Frankfort, Ind. to the late Clarence Everett Swisher & Edris (Goodnight) Swisher Crowell.  He married Dora Mae Crowell on May 29, 1948 in Merrillville, Ind. and she survives.

Roscoe attended Frankfort High School.  He retired from Glover’s Ice Cream after 33 years of service.  Before that he worked for Frazier Dairy and had been a farm hand on several farms in Clinton County.  Roscoe was a charter member of the Grace Baptist Church and a 50 member of Jefferson Masonic Lodge.  His military service was in the U.S. Army 9th Air Corp as a Corporal, working as a clerk typist.  He was decorated with a WWII Victory Medal.  His hobbies included hooked rugs, putting puzzles together and keeping his yard well-manicured.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2016 at Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort, IN, with the visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Officiating the funeral is Pete McMillin, his grandson. Burial with military rites will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to The Gideon’s International.

Survived by:

Wife: Dora M. Crowell of Frankfort, 2 Sons: Henry M. (Alice) Crowell of Taylors, SC, David (Kimberlyn) Crowell of Camarillo, CA, 3 Daughters: Brenda (David) McMillin of Frankfort, Linda (Tom) Clark of Frankfort, Edris (Arvid) Olson of Lafayette, 1 Brother: Roy (Jackie) Crowell of Pinehurst, TX, 18 Grandchildren and 28 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

3 brothers, Martin, Robert and James Crowell and 2 grandsons


Leave your Condolences

5 Condolences for “Roscoe (Swisher) Crowell”

  1. Bob & Janie Shurr May 31, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Dear Linda & Family: We are praying for the Peace that passes all understanding. May your faith be strong as you trust in our Lord.

  2. Carolyn Ellis June 1, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    So very sorry to hear this Brenda & family. Prayers for the family. Be strong and trust in God to see you through this. He is always there for everyone.

  3. Roy & Jackie Crowell June 1, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    You will be missed. We have such great love for you, Dora Mae, and your family!

    Roy & Jackie Crowell

  4. Mary Jane Weaver June 2, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Dear Family: I share in your sorrow at the loss of Roscoe. He was truly such a wonderful man, I know he was a wonderful husband to Doris & father to all of their children, grand-children that came along & even great grand-children too. But he was also such a dear friend to so many. My Jim & I both had such respect for him, & enjoyed spending time with all of you from time to time. Over they years we drifted apart what with our family too jobs, health issues as they had too, but never once did we ever forget what dear friends they have always been for us. He was very devoted to his faith, church, love of God, his love of family & clearly loved his friends very much too.

    My prayers will be with each of you, missing him is going to be a big void, but knowing him, he is always going to be near to you in your hearts encouraging you to go on & continue to do your best, knowing his love is always with all of you. Prayers to all of you.

  5. Howard & Dorinda Burrell and family June 3, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Sorry that we won’t be able to be there with you today as you remember the life of Roscoe. Praying for you as you grieve the loss of your loved one.

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