Kristopher George "Little Bear" Crawley (1994 - 2011)

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Funeral services for Kristopher G. Crawley, 17, were conducted by Pastor Doug Opp and Pastor Steven Frock on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at 2:30 p.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon. Casket bearers were: Owen Anthofer, Alex Elmquist, Butch Gann, Dalton Jacobsen, Jeremy Bald and Ben Irlmeier. Honorary casket bearers were: Rod Soll, Rick Soll, Jason Rattenborg, Jeremy Petersen, Aaron Eddy, Jordan Jensen, Wade Mennenoh, Brett Beverage and Brendan Jones. Interment was in Hamlin Lutheran Cemetery in Hamlin. The Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon was in charge of the arrangements.      
Kristopher George "Little Bear" Crawley, the son of James Monroe and Jodi Larae Soll Crawley was born Feb. 2, 1994 at the Audubon County Memorial Hospital in Audubon, and died Oct. 20, 2011 at the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, at the age of 17 years, 8 months, and 18 days.
George was baptized and confirmed at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon. He attended Audubon Community Schools in Audubon and was a senior this year planning to graduate with the High School Class of 2012. Throughout high school George was employed with AMVC where he worked in North Dakota for one summer. He also was employed at Burg and Green Flash two hog confinements. He was also employed for Soll Construction and most recently Jeremy Petersen Construction.
George was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon. He was a member of the Audubon County Saddle Club, the Boyer Valley Coon Hunters and the Iowa State Coon Hunters Association. He was very proud of his dogs Demon and Ruby who are AKC registered coon hounds. This past summer he was selected to attend the Youth Championship Dog Hunt in Dacator, Tenn.
George was an avid hunter and enjoyed going fishing, horseback riding, trapping, coon hunting and hanging out with friends. He was so proud to be a registered organ donor which he was a tissue and organ donor in the hopes of saving others' lives. George was a little Bull Shitter, a nickname that was given to him by his Grandpa Crawley at the age two and held true to the end.
George was preceded in death by his grandfather Harley Crawley.
Survivors include his parents: James Crawley of Hamlin and Jodi Crawley of Audubon; his brothers and sisters: Jaime Crawley of Hamlin; Jarrod and wife Heidi Crawley of Shenandoah; Tiffany and husband Brian Swagel of Audubon; Robert Crawley of Springfield, S.D.; Tammy and husband Quinten Phipps of Manning; James Crawley and special friend Tabby Schwab of Audubon; his grandparents: Edna Crawley of Brayton; Bob and Darlene Soll of Audubon; his brother-in-law: Andy Grieshaber of Casey; his nieces and nephews: Kaylee Crawley of Shenandoah; Katilyn Wolff, Mckenzie Wolff and Jordyn Swagel all of Audubon; Hunter Swagel of Massena; Jayden Phipps of Manning; Josh Crawley of Audubon; aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many many friends.
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, 2011