Steve  Crumes


Steven P. Crumes, 64, of Ottumwa, died August 19, 2019 at Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing in Bondurant.
He was born January 1, 1955 in Ottumwa to Harold A. and Corinne Velma Crowder Crumes. Steve married Camilla VanLandschoot on July 6, 1974.
A 1973 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Steve worked at John Deere Ottumwa Works from 1973 to 2015, retiring as weld instructor.
He attended St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Steve helped build the field house at Schafer Field. He enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals and Iowa Hawkeyes, hunting, farming and coaching his boys' sports.
Steve is survived by his wife, Cammie; two sons, Cody Crumes of West Des Moines and Andrew (Becka) Crumes of Bondurant; two grandchildren, Talan and Hayes; many sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Linda Luke.
His body has been cremated.
A Christian Wake service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home followed by family visitation until 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Father Patrick Hilgendorf presiding.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church or Ottumwa A Club.
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Published on August 20, 2019
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Doug and Tanya
Aug 25, 2019
We send our condolences to you Cam and your family. Praying for your peace and understanding in this difficult time. Hugs to you all. ❤️
Aug 22, 2019
Roses and Moonlight Bouquet was purchased for the family of Steve Crumes.  Send flowers
Anne Ryan Pulham
Aug 22, 2019
My sincerest sympathy for the loss of your husband and dad.
Andy Hansen
Aug 21, 2019
Steve was one of the best John Deere employees that I ever worked with in over 40 years. He was always willing to go above and beyond setting a terrific example for all the folks he mentored during his career. My condolences to Cam, the boys and their families.
Dan & Laura Allen
Aug 21, 2019
Stevie was a key contributor at the John Deere Ottumwa Works and I greatly enjoyed the years I spent working with Steve. His positive attitude, willingness to do whatever needed to be done, and his leadership of those he trained are attributes I will always recall about Steve. I am sorry to learn of his passing and wish Cam and the boys all the best as they go through this difficult time. I hope they take solace in knowing that Stevie's life was a life well-lived!