Frances Elizabeth Crume, 93, of rural Glyndon, MN, died February 17, 2023, at her home, surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Born on July 4, 1929, at Ada, Minnesota, she was a daughter of Evan and Osa (Olmsted) Morgan and grew up on a farm near Borup. After graduating from Borup High School and Fargo Business College, she was employed by the Office of Price Stabilization in Fargo and, after it dissolved, by the Federal Housing Administration, also in Fargo.
On February 19, 1960 in Fargo, she married Stanley Crume, who was also born on the 4th of July. Together, they farmed and raised hogs. In 1960 they began raising a few registered dogs. In 1966 and 1967, they discontinued farming and raising livestock and changed the farm name to Crume Kennels. Gradually, they expanded the dog operation to 45 AKC-registered breeds with dogs at several locations. In the 1970s, they started the ProDiet Dog Food business, which continues to the present.
Frances belonged to Methodist churches in Ada and Fargo. Later, she was a long-term member of the Glyndon Congregational United Church of Christ and served as its clerk for many years. An excellent cook, she was awarded grand champion prizes for her baked goods at the Clay County Fair.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Doris (Morgan) (Lee) Kuehn. She is survived by her husband Stanley; children Rick, Faye and Russel; grandchildren Aaron (Anna) and Lily; great-granddaughter Hazel Morgan Crume; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, February 24, 2023, from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M., with a time for sharing memories beginning at 5:00 P.M., at Wright Funeral Home in Moorhead.
The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of the Red River Valley and the Shriners. Interment in the spring at Riverside Cemetery, rural Glyndon, MN.