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Graveside Service

Sutton Memorial Home
Friday October 14th, 2016

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Robert J. Crawford

Robert J. Crawford, 91 of South Bend, IN formerly of Taylorville, IL passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 6:53 p.m. at his residence in South Bend, IN. He was born on March 22, 1925 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Robert E and Cecil Frances (Nevins) Crawford. He married Shirley Traylor on May 29, 1946 in Covington, IN and she preceded him in death on June 25, 2007. He worked as a Sales Representative for Chrysler.

Surviving are his Sons: Trig (Laura) T. Crawford, of Henderson, Nevada, Christopher (Jackie) R. Crawford of Fort Dodge, Iowa; Daughters: Diane (Steven) Rhodes, of South Bend, IN, Connie Sharpe of South Bend, IN; Eight Grandchildren; Eleven Great-Grandchildren; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Wife: Shirley, Sisters: Ellenor, Edith, Roceil, Brother: Harry.

Graveside Services will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL with Rev. Michael Evanchek Officiating and military graveside honors. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to VFW Post 4495, 515 N. West Ave. Taylorville, IL 62568

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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I worked with Bob this year on our Fish Fries as the VFW. He and I became good friends. I had a tremendous amount of respect for him. I will miss him.

Mike Parker Oct 13 2016 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss.

MIke Cambruzzi Oct 12 2016 12:00 AM