Emily Louise Crunk

#439, (4 August 1919 - 13 March 2016)
RelationshipNiece of William David Lewis
Father*Kenneth Alexander Crunk (1898 - 1969)
Mother*Eva Belle Lewis (1898 - 1989)
Credit https://obits.courierpress.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?pid=178051678


Frederick Thomas Wessel Jr. b. 1918, d. 1997
Child 1.Mark Frederick Wessel+ (1950 - 2011)
Emily Louise Crunk was also known as Emily Lewis.1 
Her married name was Wessel. 
Birth*4 August 1919She was born on 4 August 1919 at Mount Vernon, Posey Co., IndianaG.2 
15 January 1920She appeared on the census of 15 January 1920 in the household of Eva Belle Lewis and Kenneth Alexander Crunk at 728 College Avenue, Mount Vernon, Posey Co., IndianaG, as Emily Lewis, age 4 mos., b. IN.3 
2 April 1930She appeared on the census of 2 April 1930 in the household of Kenneth Alexander Crunk and Eva Belle Lewis at 728 College Avenue, Mount Vernon, Black Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG, age 10, b. IN.4 
22 April 1940She appeared on the census of 22 April 1940 in the household of Eva Belle Lewis at Evansville, Pigeon Twp., Vanderburgh Co., IndianaG,as "Emmalie", age 20.5 
Marriage*22 August 1945She married Frederick Thomas Wessel Jr., son of Frederick Wessel and Minnie A Willingham, on 22 August 1945 at Salt Lake City, Utah.6 
Death31 May 1989She reported the death of Eva Belle Lewis on 31 May 1989 at Welborn Baptist Hospital, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IndianaG.7,8 
2011She lived in 2011 at St. Phillips, Indiana.9 
Death*13 March 2016She died on 13 March 2016 at Golden Living Center, Newburgh, Warrick Co., IndianaG, at age 96.10 


  1. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S1673] Indiana Birth Certificates 1907-1940, Indiana State Board of Health, Year 1919, img. 1358/2855, No. 37946, Reg. No. 59/226. Emily Lewis Crunk, dau. of Kenneth Crunk, bank clerk, and Eva Belle Lewis, housewife, both b. Posey Co., b. Main St., Mt. Vernon, Posey Co. IN 4 Aug 1919, online Ancestry.com.
  3. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Kenneth (21), b. and parents b. IN, bank teller; Eva Belle (21), b. and father b. IN, mother b. IL.
  4. [S7] 1930 U.S. Federal Census. Kenneth A (32), b. and parents b. IN, insurance agent; Eva Belle (31), b. and father b. IN, mother b. IL.
  5. [S346] 1940 U.S. Federal Census. Eva Belle (42), divorced, practical nurse.
  6. [S2560] Utah, Select Marriage Index, 1887-1985, online Ancestry.com. Frederick Thomas Wessell and Emily Lewis Crunk, marr. Salt Lake City 22 Aug 1945, Cert. No. A102925.
  7. [S1672] Indiana Death Certificates 1899-2011/2017, Indiana State Board of Health, Death Certificates, 1900–2011, 1989, roll 10, img. 1165/2590. No. 89-023623, Local No. 1076. Eva Belle Wilson, b. Posey Co. 11 Apr 1898, dau. of James Robet [sic] Lewis and Edith Reed, wid., res. 1111 N. Main St., Evansville, Vanderburgh Co. IN, occ. practical nurse; d. Welborn Methodist Hospital, Evansville IN, 31 May 1989, cardiopulmonary arrest; inf. Emily L Wessel, dau., res. Water Street, Newburgh IN; bur. Park Lawn Cemetery, Evansville., online Ancestry.com.
  8. [S16] Social Security Death Index, (Washington, D.C.: Social Security Administration), index online Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.org, Eva B. Wilson, SSN 305-36-4445, b. 11 Apr 1898, d. May 1989. State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (1952).
  9. [S1051] Mark Frederick Wessel Obituary, posted by Ingram Funeral Home, Allendale, IL, online http://www.memorialsolutions.com/sitemaker/sites/Ingram1/…, Mark Frederick Wessel (61) of Allendale, IL passed away Sunday, May 1st, 2011. Mark was born February 3, 1950 in Evansville, IN, the son of Frederick Thomas and Emily L. (Crunk) Wessel.

    Mark was a certified Crane Operator for Local 181 of Evansville, IN and for Local 841 of Terre Haute, IN for 40 years. He married Sue Ellen Andrews Xanders November 29, 20002.

    Mark was blessed with two daughters Corrina Marie (Marc) Wessel of Fisher, IN and Emily Ann (Chris) Wessel of Fisher, IN, Triplet sons; Mark August Wessel of Newburg, IN and Carl Frederick Wessel of Newburg, IN and Curt Wessel who is deceased. One step-son Eric Haines of Allendale, IL, mother; Emily L. Wessel of St. Phillips, IN, Two grandchildren; MacKenzie Lynn of Fishers, IN and Logan James of Fishers, IN, sister; Jean (Allen Duckworth) Wessel, one niece; Jessica Ann Overstreet of Newburg, IN.

    Mark was a devoted Christian and enjoyed playing guitar, singing for family and friends, spending time with his grandchildren and woodworking.

    Services for Mark will be 11:00 AM Thursday, May 5, 2011 at the Wabash Presbyterian Church with a visitation from 10:00 AM until service time. Also visitation Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Ingram Funeral Home in Allendale, IL. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

    Memorials may be made to Wabash Presbyterian Church, 11188 N. 2300 Blvd, Allendale, IL 62410 or Hickory Grove Great Banquet.
  10. [S1038] Evansville Courier & Press, online www.courierpress.com, 15 Mar 2016.
    Newburgh, Ind.
    Emily (Lewis) Wessel, 96, Newburgh, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2016, at Golden LivingCenter - Woodlands. She was born August 4, 1919, in Mount Vernon, IN to the late Kenneth Crunk and Eva Belle Lewis.
    She worked as a personal secretary for Guthrie May and Company. The favorite part of her job was decorating the display homes, providing her with a creative outlet. She raised Borzoi dogs (Russian Wolfhounds) and was active in showing and running AKC shows in the tri-state area. Emily loved the Smoky Mountains and spent a lot of time vacationing there in Cades Cove and Mt. Leconte, where she enjoyed photographing wildflowers. She was a very loving and supporting mother.
    Emily was preceded in death by her parents; son, Mark Frederick Wessel; brother, James Crunk; and grandson, Kurt Baron Wessel.
    She is survived by her daughter, Jean Wessel Duckworth (Clifton Allen); grandchildren, Jessica Ann Overstreet, Corrina Marie (Marc) Cohen, Emily Ann Wessel, Mark August Wessel, and Carl Frederick Wessel; and great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Logan.
    Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM Friday, March 18, 2016, at Alexander East Chapel, with burial in Park Lawn Cemetery. Friends may visit Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and Friday from 12:00 PM until service time at the funeral home.