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Junior "Spud" Earl Crystal

August 10, 1934 — March 28, 2021

Junior Earl Crystal “Spud”, 86, of Plains Montana passed away on 3/28/2021 and died of natural causes. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday April 10th, 2021 at Mountain View Cemetery in Athol Idaho. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Coffelt Funeral Home of Sandpoint Idaho.

Spud was born in Kootenai Idaho on 8/10/1934. Spud was married to Arlene Pettit in 1966; they were married for many years until Arlene’s passing in 2002. Spud worked as a laborer for Diehl’s Mill and later went to work for Floydian’s Mill and continued to work till Thompson River Lumber took over ownership for many years.

He enjoyed the outdoors including fishing and gardening, loved all kinds of animals, had a green thumb for plants, also loved collecting coins, and loved his westerns including John Wayne and country music. Spud loved to joke and got a kick out of it to see someone smile. He was a hard-working man that would do anything to make someone happy.

Spud was the only child, he had two children Russell and Carl Crystal, along with two children from Arlene’s prior marriage David Tackett and Cindy Marsh.

Spud was preceded in death by Arlene Crystal 2002 his wife, His parents Carroll Earl Crystal 1985 and Martha Mary Rosemeyer “Crystal” 1982 that passed away before.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the local Humane Society in your area.

The family of Junior Earl Crystal wishes to thank all the friends and family that shared great memories with him.  Thank You for the Hospice House in Coeur d Alene Idaho for his excellent care for spud until his passing.

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