Obituary: Lemont H. Crapser

Lemont H. Crapser, known as Monty, 81, Princeton, MN, died Monday, February

6th at the Elim Care & Rehab Center, Princeton.

Lemont was born on September 9, 1930 in Anoka, MN, son of Fred and Laverna

(Donnett) Crapser. He grew up and was educated at Anoka. He was united in

marriage with Beatrice Marie Olson on September 23, 1948 at St. Francis, MN

and made their home in his parent’s garage, while developing some property

on Crooked Lake. They moved to Spencer Brook Township at rural Princeton,

MN in 1956, where they had 180 acres along the Rum River. He worked at the

Arsenal in Arden Hills for ten years and then in the late 60’s, he began

working with the Pre-Stressed Concrete Company of Anoka and worked with them

for twenty years as a General Foreman. In 1970, they moved to a smaller 22

acre plot and continued to live there until September of 2009, when they

sold the property and moved into the Riverside Apartments in Princeton. His

wife, Beatrice, died on June 30th of 2010. Lemont entered the Elim Care &

Rehab Center two years ago.




When he was younger, Monty enjoyed fishing, deer hunting and racing cars at

the speedway (he also drove tow truck at the race track). He played

softball and held a .500 batting average. As he grew older, he enjoyed

woodworking and made wind chimes.




He is survived by his children: Pamela Voss of Princeton, Leonard (Joyce)

Crapser of Eatonville, WA, Shiela (Paul) Peterson of Bock, Rita Darling of

Burnett, TX, Gerald (Judy) Crapser of Princeton, Barbara (Dan) Anderson of

Pease, Debra Thompson of Shoreview, Sandra Bakken of Zimmerman; twenty-two

grandchildren, thirty-one great grandchildren and one great

great-grandchild; two brothers and a sister: Ronald (Joyce) Crapser of

Princeton, Jim Crapser of Anoka and Sharon Palmer of Anoka.




He was preceded in death by his parents: Fred and Laverna Crapser; his wife:

Beatrice; a son: Ronald on October 9, 2011; two grandchildren: Philip

Crapser and Tamara Crapser; and a sister: Rose Marie Gilligan.




A Service was held on Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at the Williams Dingmann

Family Funeral Home, Princeton, MN.




Burial: Baldwin Cemetery, Princeton (in the spring).




Williams Dingmann, Princeton 763-389-1131