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Drew E. Crase, 16, of Forreston, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017. Drew was born May 16, 2001, in Monroe, WI; the son of Chris "Bud" Crase and Jennifer (Barncord) Groom. Drew was a junior at Forreston High School. He loved playing basketball and was proud to be a Forreston Cardinal. He also enjoyed his time this past summer playing for Sauk Valley Magic Basketball team. Drew loved family more than anything. He loved spending late nights teaming up with his brothers and friends playing video games and just "goofing around", with them. Drew was also an amazing friend and he made sure everyone he met became his friend.
He is survived by his parents, Chris "Bud" (Jamie) Crase and Jennifer (Tim) Groom; brothers, Peyton, Brayden, Jake, Ethan and Sam; grandparents, Rose Barncord, Jack (Barb) Barncord, Charlie (Linda) Crase, Mike (Audrey) Groom, Neal (Jerria) Cady; along with many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Frank (Edith) Barncord, Juanita McClintock, Lester (Anna) LaBudde, and Fred (Thelma) Crase.
Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Forreston High School, 601 East Main Street, Forreston, IL 61030, with Reverend John Tilstra officiating. Burial in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Freeport. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. prior to the service at the high school. A memorial fund is being established in Drew's name. Memorial contributions can be sent to PO BOX 515, Forreston, IL 61030

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  1. Laura

    So sorry for your loss. I'm just now hearing about this and it hits very deep as I have a 16 yr old boy and can't imagine losing him. My prayers are with your family through all of this

  2. Debbie Patterson (Senn)

    Word can't even decribe how you must feel right now. I'm so sorry for your loss Bud and family. Let the lord lay his hands on you and help you heal. Prayers to you and yours.

  3. Sheila Thompson

    My heart aches for you. May God hold you tightly through the love and comfort of family and friends. You are never alone!

  4. Laurie (Crase)Carrillo

    In my thoughts and prayers

  5. Kathy May

    I was deeply saddened to hear about your families loss. I cannot begin to understand what you are going through. My most sincere sympathies and heartfelt condolences. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you all comfort and courage at this time. Many prayers sent your way!

  6. Linda lampert

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends good and his angels are watching over him know always remember the good memories each and every day

  7. Julie Miller

    My heartfelt sympathies for you all at this time of loss. I wish I had gotten to know him as it's easy to see that he was an incredible young man. There are no words that i can say that would make this easier. Know that we are always here for you and that you are in our thoughts and prayers always.

  8. Kristin Doane

    I am truly so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Jamie (zellers) hayenga

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for family and friends.

  10. Melissa (Bonnell) Bopes

    I am so incredibly sorry for your loss!!! I am thinking of you all! Sending much love and hugs your way.

  11. Amy Chamberlin

    You all are so loved! Miss and love you Drew! Prayers and hugs sent your way! Forever in our hearts!

  12. Cindy Sisler

    I'm very sorry for your families loss. Thoughts and prayers for all.

  13. Jami (Cox) Diehl

    My deepest sympathy to the family. Just remember all the support and help you have been shown in our community. Hopefully that helps get you all through this very hard time.

  14. Kevin and Sonia Green

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.

  15. Mary Kerr

    We are so sorry for your lost. Sending prayers to you all.

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