James Crotzer, 73, of Champaign, passed away at 3:28 P.M. Thursday October 22, 2020 at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana.
Private Graveside services for the family will be held at Danville National Cemetery, Danville. A Celebration of Life service will follow in the spring.
Freese Funeral Home 302 E. Grand Ave. St. Joseph is in charge of arrangements.
James was born July 26, 1947 in Springfield, OH. The son of John L. and Virginia (Potts) Crotzer. He married Patricia Westenhaver on February 10, 1968 in Champaign. She survives.
Also survived by his children; Rachele (Ben) Crotzer Johnson of Frisco, TX, Justin (Kristin) Crotzer of Indianapolis, IN. Four grandchildren; Calvin Johnson, Holly Claire Johnson, Ruby Crotzer and Clover Crotzer.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brotther Marvin "Bud" Crotzer.
James was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Vietnam.
He retired from Alloy Engineering and Casting after 48 years of service.
James liked to travel and watching sporting events. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was proud of his children's accomplishments.
Memorials may be made to a veterans group of the donor's choice.
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