William "Bill" Russell Crawford
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William "Bill" Russell Crawford, 79, of Waukee passed away February 21, 2013 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, IA surrounded by family and friends.
Bill was a devoted and loving husband, father and stepfather. He was always first to lend a helping hand to anyone in need and was adored by all who knew him. He had an insatiable appetite for reading and loved the outdoors. Bill was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at his second home at Lake Rathbun.
He was happiest when spending leisure time with his beloved wife Ilene. Knowing during the past year that Bill's health was failing, they pledged to make every day together special, and they did.
Bill was a truck driver for Orr Trucking and Super Valu. He took pride in his long accident free driving record and having won The Truck Rodeo eight years in a row. He was a member of the NRA, Teamsters Union, Immanuel Lutheran Church, North American Hunting Club and Wildlife Forever.
He was predeceased by his previous wives Beverly and Eileen. He is survived by wife Ilene, sons Craig, James, Randy, Bryan and Larry, step children Mitch Wadding, Jan Castagnoli, Peg Muell, Diane Bassman, Vern Dow and Brian Dow.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, March 1, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waukee. Inurnment at a later date.
Published in Des Moines Register from Feb. 24 to Feb. 28, 2013