Theodore E. Crawford(1922 - 2013)

Crawford, Theodore E. Age 91. A lifelong resident of Wauwatosa, WI, died Monday, November 25, 2013, at his home in Naperville, IL. He was born May 7, 1922 in Milwaukee, WI. Beloved husband of the late Marion Crawford (nee Hasley). Loving father of Carol (Rich) Massat, John Crawford and Jeff Crawford. Adored grandfather of Becca Massat and Michael (Christina) Massat. Cherished great-grand-father of Torben Massat. Devoted son of the late William and Bertha Crawford. Dear brother of David (Arvy) Crawford and the late Robert (Shirley) Crawford. Ted graduated from Wauwatosa High School. He met his wife, Marion, while singing in the choir at Ascension Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. They were married there on March 17, 1945. Ted and Marion continued singing in the choir at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Wauwatosa for most of their married life. In 2012, they had the privilege of celebrating their 67th wedding anniversary. Ted served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and went on to attend the University of Wisconsin at Madison. An engineer and entrepreneur, Ted owned and operated Crawford Technical Services Corp. in Wauwatosa. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, the American Legion Post #449, Brookfield and the South Shore Yacht Club, Milwaukee. Ted brought ingenuity and an adventurous spirit to everything he did-from his love of sailing and drawing, to designing and building his family's home. Visitation Wed., December 4, 12 noon-1:00 PM at Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 12012 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, WI. Funeral Services will follow Wednesday, 1:00 PM in the church. A reception will follow immediately after the funeral services in the church. Private Entombment: Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield, WI. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to: American Parkinson Disease Associa-tion-Midwest Chapter (APDA-MC), 630-933-4392, or Mount Zion Lutheran Church, (414)258-0456, For information, call 630- 355-0213 or

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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Nov. 29, 2013