Lemont H. Crapser, known as Monty, 81, Princeton, MN, died Monday, February
Lemont was born on September 9, 1930 in Anoka, MN, son of Fred and Laverna
(Donnett) Crapser. He grew up and was educated at Anoka. He was united in
marriage with Beatrice Marie Olson on September 23, 1948 at St. Francis, MN
and made their home in his parent’s garage, while developing some property
on Crooked Lake. They moved to Spencer Brook Township at rural Princeton,
MN in 1956, where they had 180 acres along the Rum River. He worked at the
Arsenal in Arden Hills for ten years and then in the late 60’s, he began
working with the Pre-Stressed Concrete Company of Anoka and worked with them
for twenty years as a General Foreman. In 1970, they moved to a smaller 22
acre plot and continued to live there until September of 2009, when they
sold the property and moved into the Riverside Apartments in Princeton. His
wife, Beatrice, died on June 30th of 2010. Lemont entered the Elim Care &
Rehab Center two years ago.
When he was younger, Monty enjoyed fishing, deer hunting and racing cars at
the speedway (he also drove tow truck at the race track). He played
softball and held a .500 batting average. As he grew older, he enjoyed
woodworking and made wind chimes.
He is survived by his children: Pamela Voss of Princeton, Leonard (Joyce)
Crapser of Eatonville, WA, Shiela (Paul) Peterson of Bock, Rita Darling of
Burnett, TX, Gerald (Judy) Crapser of Princeton, Barbara (Dan) Anderson of
Pease, Debra Thompson of Shoreview, Sandra Bakken of Zimmerman; twenty-two
grandchildren, thirty-one great grandchildren and one great
great-grandchild; two brothers and a sister: Ronald (Joyce) Crapser of
Princeton, Jim Crapser of Anoka and Sharon Palmer of Anoka.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Fred and Laverna Crapser; his wife:
Beatrice; a son: Ronald on October 9, 2011; two grandchildren: Philip
Crapser and Tamara Crapser; and a sister: Rose Marie Gilligan.
A Service was held on Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at the Williams Dingmann
Family Funeral Home, Princeton, MN.
Burial: Baldwin Cemetery, Princeton (in the spring).
Williams Dingmann, Princeton 763-389-1131 www.williamsdingmann.com