Phillip Vernon Crouch, 77, of Dunkirk, Indiana, passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, while in the company of family members at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana.
Phil was born in Portland, Indiana, on March 8, 1942, a son of the late Esther Louise (Auker) and Clifford Vernon Crouch. He was a 1960 graduate of Dunkirk High School. 
Phil was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Navy and the precious years he spent with his wife Jane Elizabeth (Vachon) Crouch who he happily married on Nov. 24, 1984. He was a very social man who dedicated 23 years to the U.S. Postal Service in Dunkirk, Indiana, as well as countless hours as a public servant.
Phil loved serving on the Civil Defense Board, Dunkirk American Legion Color Guard, VFW, Boy Scouts of America, Dunkirk Moose Lodge, the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department Haunted Woods and Dunkirk IOOF Cemetery grounds crew.
Phil was also a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dunkirk, Indiana, the National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture Pow Wow Club, Southeastern Cherokee Council and the NRA. He enjoyed camping, riding around on his golf cart, helping his community, working outdoors, playing cards, watching TV, going to pow wows and his precious pups Kenny, Rosie and Libby.
Phil is survived by his lovely wife Jane E. Crouch; and seven children, Luann Eldridge (husband: Robert), Debbie Campbell (husband: Chip), Dan Crouch, Sara Crouch, Eric Marshall (wife: Jannie), Adam Marshall (wife: Jennifer) and Erin Hunter (husband: Doug). He is also survived by one sister, Linda Dudley (husband: Jeff); 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Phil was preceded in death by his parents Clifford and Esther Crouch; sister Jane Ford; and brother Ricky Crouch.
Friends are invited to call Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. MJS Mortuaries – Redkey Chapel. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dunkirk, Indiana, on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at 11 a.m. with Father Paul Hudson officiating. Burial will follow in Dunkirk IOOF Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to MJS Mortuaries.