Adrian Charles Crook, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020 at home; age 82 years after a brave fight with lymphoma. Adrian was born on September 3, 1938 in Red Bud, IL to the late Albert E. and Elsie E. (nee Harsey) Crook. He honorably served in the U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers. Adrian was married to Marcella C. Wennmacher on June 16, 1962 after meeting at the University of Illinois; she survives him. For the last 40+ years, he was an active parishioner of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Tipton, IL, serving as trustee for numerous years.
Adrian helped his parents on the farm while working for IBM as a salesman for 20 years. After retiring from IBM, he farmed full-time and served on the Monroe County Farm Bureau Board for 25 years with many of those years as treasurer. He also served on the Gateway FS, Inc. Board for 17 years. Adrian always treated everyone fairly. He enjoyed teaching his children about his very large vegetable garden and fruit orchards on their Centennial Farm.
Surviving besides his wife Marcella Crook; children Teresa M. Crook (Eric Frahm) of Frankenmuth, MI, Monica A. (Michael) Venneberg of Colona, IL, Michael E. Crook (Nyree Lensch) of Waterloo, IL, Andrew C. Crook (Bich Ngoc Pham) of Waterloo, IL, Steve D. Crook of Amboy, IL, Aleta L. (William) Lynch of Urbana, IL, Kevin J. Crook of Waterloo, IL, David P. Crook of Loveland, CO, Loretta R. (Tony) Martins of Jerome, ID, and Regina E. Crook of Manchester, MO; grandchildren Timothy, Bryce, & Lance Frahm, Cynthia (Phil) Durdan, Raymond, William, Nathan, & Joseph Venneberg, Oscar, Orion, & Olive Earhart, Toby, Ty, & Tara Martins; and Ethan Santiago, brothers and sister Donald E. (Mary) Crook of O'Fallon, MO, Laverne (Phil) Millevolte of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Eugene J. (Louise) Crook of Austin, TX; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
Adrian valued an education. For those planning an expression of sympathy you may wish to consider memorials to Gibault Catholic High School (scholarship endowment) or Monroe County Farm Bureau Foundation (scholarship for college students majoring in agriculture).
Drive Through Visitation (remain in car):
3 PM to 8 PM Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8 AM until 9:15 AM Friday at Quernheim Funeral Home
10 AM Friday, October 16, 2020 at St. Patrick Church in Tipton, IL
Father John Kizhakedan officiating
Interment at St. Patrick Cemetery in Tipton, IL with a Celebration of Life (social-distancing parameters, including masks) immediately following on the church grounds.
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