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Robert Eugene Krout

January 21, 1944 — December 6, 2019


Robert Eugene Krout, age 75 of Crawfordsville passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019 at home. He was born in Crawfordsville on January 21, 1944 to the late Raymond A. and Ernestine Jeannette (Cain) Krout.

Robert graduated from Darlington High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army. On July 22 1965, he married Mary Ann Thompson, they later divorced and on November 24, 1996 he married Ella Mae (McKinney), who preceded him in death on December 22, 2012. Robert owned and operated Krout & Sons Painting for over 50 years and also worked at California Pellet Mill and Raybestos. Bob was a hard worker and enjoyed bowling, shooting pool, softball and coached a women’s softball team.

He is survived by a daughter Tina Krout; son, Tony Krout; step-son, Jeff (Diana) Beard; a brother, Kenny Krout; six grandchildren, Tony Greer, Chandelle King-Krout, Lainey Conway, Kylee Spencer, Robert (A.J) Krout, and Jeffrey Beard; 6 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ella; a son Troy Krout; his step-dad Don Surface and a brother, Rodney Krout.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St, in Crawfordsville on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11:00am with military Honors by the National Guard and Legion Post 72 Honor Guard. Burial will follow at Oak Hill North Cemetery. Share memories and condolences online at

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Friday, December 13, 2019

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

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