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Sam Crouse

January 16, 1948 — May 5, 2021

Alliance, NE - Samuel O. Crouse age 73 of Alliance formerly of Ashby, NE passed away May 5, 2021 at the Highland Park Care Center in Alliance, NE.


Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm MT at the Ashby Congregational Church in Ashby, NE with Mick McCarthy officiating. Family request casual dress. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Ashby Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Ashby Congregational Church or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 11th from 9:00 am to service to 11:00 AM at the Ashby Congregational Church. Mullen Funeral Home/Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at


Samuel O'Dell Crouse was born on January 16, 1948 at Alliance, NE to William and Virginia (Fodge) Crouse.  He grew up in Ashby, where he attended grade school and graduated from Hyannis High School in 1966.   After high school Sam moved to Sidney where he attended trade school for auto mechanic.  He later returned to Ashby where he worked with his father at "Bill's Garage". Sam married Carol Timmens on February 1, 1969 at Chadron, Nebraska. He worked at the garage until retiring in 2000.


 Sam served in the Nebraska National Guard from 1967 to 1974.  He also served as the Grant County Deputy Sheriff from 1969 to 1999.  After retirement from the garage, he went to work for Sandhill Oil Company delivering propane.  The last seven years Sam has lived in the Highland Park Care Center in Alliance.


Sam was a member of the Ashby Congregational Church, the Alliance Eagles Club, American Legion Post # 57 and the Ashby Volunteer Fire Department. 


Sam is survived by his wife Carol of Ashby, children; Dolly (Randy) Freeman of Sanford, FL, Mike (Brenda) Crouse of Rapid City, SD, and Lisa Crouse of Council Bluffs, IA, one granddaughter Rebekah Freeman of Sanford, FL, brothers, Russel Crouse of Ashby and Shannon (Janet) Crouse of Ashby, and a niece Christina Koch of Hershey. He was preceded in death by his parents.




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