Raymond E. Crawford Sr. Oct. 10, 1930 - June 4, 2014 OSCEOLA - Raymond E. Crawford Sr., 83, of Osceola, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014, at Kindred Hospital, Mishawaka, following an illness, the day after his 61st Wedding Anniversary. He was born in South Bend, Indiana, to Derwood and Leda (Moses) Crawford who preceded him in death. On June 3rd, 1953, he married the former Phyllis Holt in Plymouth, Indiana. She survives with two children: Linda (Mark) Szuba and Raymond E Crawford Jr.. Also surviving are three grandchildren: Michelle Knaup, Lela Crawford and Laura Szuba. Two great grandchildren: Ella Ray Johnson and Remington James Johnson. Two sisters: Naomi Slabaugh and Emily "Sue" Fellner. He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Crawford and three sisters: Margaret George, Dorothy Oblinger and Cora Penrod. Ray was a lifetime member of the VFW Post # 360 of Mishawaka and attended the Mishawaka Grace Brethren Church. He was also a member of the De Amicis Club in Mishawaka and was a retired Teamster. He retired from UPS in 1996. Ray served honorably in the United States Army Air Corp from 1947 until 1948 and from 1950 until 1952 in the United States Army. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 9th, at 11:00 am at Bubb Funeral Chapel, 3910 North Main Street, Mishawaka, where friends will be received from 12:00 until 6:00pm on Sunday. Burial will follow the services on Monday at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on June 6, 2014