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Michael Shane Crouch, 61

Michael Shane Crouch, 61, of Elkton, Minnesota, went home peacefully to meet his Lord and Savior on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, surrounded by his family at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus-Rochester.

Michael Shane Crouch, 61

Michael was born July 1, 1958, in Luverne, Minnesota, to Jack and Lorraine (Dreessen) Crouch. He graduated from Trimont High School with the Class of 1976. On Aug. 31, 1979, he married the love of his life, Lori Roben, in Worthington, Minnesota. After their marriage, the couple moved seven times with his job as a hog buyer for 18 years. Michael and Lori then moved to Elkton and started his own trucking business, Crouch Specialty Carriers, Inc. Over the years, Michael was honored to work alongside his three sons. He was a finder of “lost souls”; Michael was an ordained minister and served as an associate pastor at the Lighthouse of Hope Church in Austin, Minnesota. He enjoyed woodworking, oil painting, and loved to ride his Harley. Michael’s greatest joys in life were his 11 grandchildren, who he was very proud of. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his mother, Lorraine Crouch of Flandreau, South Dakota; his wife of 41 years, Lori Crouch of Elkton, with whom he was honored and blessed to have shared his life; sons, Nathanial (Colleen) Crouch of Lyle, Minnesota, Nicholas (Megan A.) Crouch of Austin and Danial (Megan E.) Crouch of Lansing, Minnesota; daughter, Rachel (Jeremy) Besser of Albert Lea, Minnesota; 11 grandchildren, Jakob, Shane, Korrie, Kathryn, Bailey, Natalie, Kylie, KyAnna, Leena, Garrett and Kinley; sister, Noreen (Dexter) Jorgensen of Burbank, South Dakota; mother-in-law, Beverly Roben of Sherburn, Minnesota; brothers-in-law, Dean (Peggy) Roben of Dothan, Alabama, and Mark (Kara) Roben of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; sisters-in-law, Jacque Crouch of Janesville, Minnesota, Debra Roben of Mesa, Arizona, and Lisa (Gary) Simonson of Olathe, Kansas; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Crouch; brother, Jason Crouch; grandparents, Ivyl and Ethel Crouch and Ervin and Agnes Dreessen; father-in-law, Donald Roben; brother-in-law, David Roben; as well as many extended relatives. Michael was a gentle soul, a great husband and father. GOD REST HIS SOUL!

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Crane Community Chapel in Austin. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.