Admiral "Bud" Crone

Admiral "Bud" Crone, 84, of Collinsville, IL, born Wednesday, February 23, 1927 in East St. Louis, IL, died Friday, June 10, 2011 at Eden Village in Glen Carbon, IL.

Mr. Crone worked as a Switchman for Penn-Central Railroad and was a World War II Navy veteran. Member of VFW Post 1117 Caseyville, IL He enjoyed bowling and golfing.

He was preceded in death by:

  • Parents: Theodore and Myrtle nee Eckenrod Crone
  • Daughter: Diane Crone
  • Grandson: Michael A. Crone
  • Brother: Donald Crone

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Jean nee Bennett Williamson Crone of Glen Carbon, IL
  • Sons:
    • Gary (Sherry) Crone of Osage Beach, MO
    • Larry (Sharon) Crone of Saint Jacob, IL
  • Stepson: Bill (Connie) Williamson
  • Brother: Theodore (Ruth) Crone Jr. of Edwardsville, IL
  • Sisters:
    • Thelma Fenn of Belleville, IL
    • Rita Maloy of St. Louis, MO
  • Grandchildren:
    • Gary (Kathy) Crone, Jr. of Maryville, IL
    • Carissa (Don) Re of Eureka, MO
    • Chad (Emma) Crone of Troy, IL
  • Great-Grandchildren:
    • Bailey Crone
    • Kyle Crone
    • Addison Re
    • Brayden Crone
    • Colton Re
    • Gage Re

Memorials:  Memorials may be made to the Passages Hospice

Gathering:  Gathering of friends will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Kurrus Funeral Home.

By his request cremation was held. 

Condolences left for Admiral "Bud" Crone:

    I just wanted to express my heartfelt condolensces for the loss of Bud. He was a great person, and he will truly be missed. It is always hardest on the family and friends left behind, but a gathering of friends and family will allow everyone to keep his great spirit alive.


    Kelly Weir

    Kelly Weir St. Louis MO 63125

    All my prayers for all who loved Bud. I remember him showing me his train on his bar downstairs at his home in Collinsville. He was a wonderful man who gave a lot of himself to others. Prayers for strength for his family. Godspeed, Bud.

    Carolyn and Josh Nelson Granite City IL 62040

    Our heartfelt condolences to Bud's family and his wife Jean. Many happy memories, from golfing, lots of dancing,and sharing his famous Mexican cornbread recipe with us. Loved you buddy.

    Charles & Joan Melzer Granite City IL 62040

    Our thoughts are with Bud, Jean & their families…We lived next door to Bud & Jean on Grandview for years & have really missed them the past 6 months after their move to Eden Village…the talks over the fence, the stories, helping with projects & always knowing they were watching over us like “surrogate parents” from next door. Bud was a wonderful man & we will truly miss him…

    Eric & Jill Schmidt Collinsville IL

    Uncle Bud will surely be missed by all of his extended family. He had such a quick whit and a great sense of humor. We all loved him and know he is in a better place.
    The Wilberg Family

    Robyn Wilberg Naperville IL 60540

    Bud was one of those people you just couldn't help but like. It was a pleasure knowing him.
    Steve Hilkemeyer, former Precinct Committeeman.

    Steve Hilkemeyer Collinsville Il 62234



    My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family, Jean

    Mable Hartman Collinsville Illinois 62234

    Larry, Sharon and the entire Crone family, I'm truly sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

    Peggy Steward Belleville IL