John Crawford

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“I was so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He always had a funny comment or banter that I remember all those years ago. Wishing you peace and...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Tari Bennett Haile

“To the Crawford family: I'm sorry to hear of John's passing. I couldn't make it to the service but please know you have been in my thoughts and...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Fred E. Doggett - Washington, IA

“Our fondest memories are when John & Neva were here in Dwight?. We had the greatest social group anywhere. Edie and I, Jerry and Bonnie Howland,...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: John & edie clausen - Dwight, IL

“I'll always remember John's energy. On one shopping trip several years ago, Angie and I could not keep up with John as he flew through one of the...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Dennis Chapman - Vestal, NY

“Thinking of Teresa, Angie, Cheryl and families during this difficult time. I will always remember the good times I had of going to Demon Football...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Jennifer Shive (Shepherd) - IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. Lean on the Lord, He will carry you through the hard days ahead. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Molly Menard - West Branch, IA

“John and I had many wonderful times together in our younger years. He would dirve to Clarence looking for girls and I would advise who was available...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Phil Schilling - Cedar Rapids, IA

“I'm sorry to hear of John's passing. His daughters and entire family are in my thoughts. I worked for John for 2 years and feel as if I've lost a...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Lesha Bruty - Washington, IA

“John and I had many wonderful times together in our younger years. He would dirve to Clarence looking for girls and I would advise who was available...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Phil Schilling - Cedar Rapids, IA

“Sorry to miss John 's service as I am out of state. Have many fond memories of time spent with John and Neva many years ago. He was a great guy and...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Janet Caldwell - friend

“Have a good trip, "Fish"-It was great being among your friends. "Cotton" ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: James N Jones - Fallon, NV

“Rest in Peace, you will be missed! ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Al Williams - Excelsior Springs, MO

“I am so glad I badgered John about coming to our class reunion 2 years ago. It was great to see him. John was a great friend in high school and...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Karen Barnes Lewis - Homosassa, FL

“John & Richard were Tipton school classmates and college roommates their freshman year at Iowa State. John was selected to be an usher at our wedding...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Richard & Lois Jean Anderson Wehde - IA

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John Crawford, age 74, of Washington, Iowa, died Thursday, January 3, 2013 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.
Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home with Pastor Maureen Howard officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 until 11:00 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home before the service. Private family interment will take place at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington. Memorials have been established to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent for John's family through the web at

John Crawford was born December 11, 1938 in Tipton, Iowa the son of Charles and Irma (Gillette) Crawford. He graduated from Tipton High School, and later attended Iowa State University. John was united in marriage to Neva Jean Rodenberg in November of 1961.

John had been a resident of Washington since 1975. He previously worked in the grocery industry as a manager, and went on to own J.C.'s Jack'n'Jill in Washington. He most recently worked as an independent insurance agent.

John was a past member of the Washington Chamber of Commerce. He loved golf, and thoroughly enjoyed Demon High School sports; he attended events as often as possible. He was a devoted Iowa Hawkeye sports fan, and a Chicago Bears fan. He also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles.

John is survived by daughter Cheryl Haezebroeck of West Branch, Iowa; daughter Angela Crawford of Binghamton, New York; daughter Teresa Culbertson and husband Noel of Palmyra, Virginia; two grandchildren: Jonathon Haezebroeck of West Branch, Iowa and Nicholas Culbertson of Palmyra, Virginia; sister Pat Crawford of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; half-sister Eva Lu Murrison of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; half-brother Forest G. Baker of Dallas, Texas; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Neva, in 2002; and half-sisters Norine Schilling and Edith Glidden.

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