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James E. Crussemeyer

September 10, 1952 — February 24, 2019



James E. Crussemeyer, age 66 of Bristol went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4:17 am, suddenly after an unexpected illness in his home surrounded by his wife and daughters. He was born on September 10, 1952 in Elkhart to Robert A. and Elizabeth A. (Yarc) Crussemeyer. He married the love of his life Beverly J. Blough on July 14, 1972 in Elkhart, IN.

James is survived by his loving wife Beverly, their daughters, Chrystal (Michael) Pedler of Irons, MI., Kathryn (Russell) Black of Bristol, IN. and Jennifer Lane of Middlebury, IN four grandchildren, one step grandchild and one great grandchild. He is also survived by his sister Kathryn (John) Fry of North Carolina, Thomas Crussemeyer of White Pigeon, MI., and Rebecca (Lee) Crocket of Bristol, IN

James had been an independent truck driver and farmer. He was an avid fisherman and loved the “St. Joe River.” He had a passion for photography, woodworking and loved to be outdoors keeping busy.

In respecting Jim’s wishes there will be no services. Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences for the Crussemeyer family may be made at

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