Thomas Charles Crawford
Thomas Charles Crawford was born on September 29, 1949 in Clarinda, Iowa to Dale and Mable Crawford. He died surrounded by his family on February 13, 2014 of complications from leukemia. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, at Heartland Presbyterian Church, 14300 Hickman Road in Clive.
Tom is survived by his wife Jane of Adel; sons, Tom of Coshocton, OH and David (Haley) of Grimes, IA; daughter, Sonya (Jeff) Ferguson of Adel, IA; brother, Mike of New Market, IA and sister, Katherine (Richard) Cahill of Bentonville, AR. He had five beautiful granddaughters, Kelsy, Kendra, Mikayla, Camryn and Khole. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Cecil.
Tom grew up in Siam, IA and attended North Star Country School. He graduated from New Market Community High School in 1967 and married Jane the same year. Tom and Jane moved to Grimes in 1990 and then to Adel in 2003, where he resided at the time of his death. In 2012, Tom retired from the Bemis Company after 32 years of service but continued to spend time with his many friends from his former workplace.
Tom loved spending time with his grandkids, whether it was attending sporting events or taking them on four-wheeler rides. He loved fantasy baseball, the Chicago Cubs, Iowa Hawkeye football, hunting and playing cards with his extended family. He enjoyed traveling with special friends, Fred and Connie Crawford, a favorite destination being the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18 at Iles Westover Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be directed to Central Iowa Shelter and Services or the Variety Club of Iowa. Online condolences may be shared at www.IlesCares.com.
Published in Des Moines Register from Feb. 15 to Feb. 17, 2014
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