Washington Evening Journal
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RONALD L. CRAWFORD
A Celebration of Life for Ronald L. Crawford, 92, of Washington, will be held Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington. The service will be available via Livestream at the Beatty Peterseim Facebook Page. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 9 to
11 a.m. Tuesday. A memorial fund has been established for Hospice of Washington County. Ron Crawford died Friday, December 24, 2021, at his home.
Ronald Leroy Crawford was born October 6, 1929, in Yarmouth, Iowa, the son of Dal and Lois (Barton) Crawford. He graduated from Mt. Union High School and received a bachelor's degree in animal husbandry from Iowa State University. Ron served in the United States Army from 1952 until 1954. On July 31, 1954, he was united in marriage to Janice Grant in Rockwell City, Iowa. Ron was a hog buyer for Interstate Producers Livestock Association from 1963 until 1986. He enjoyed playing golf, crossword puzzles and in 2015 Ron was able to be a part of the Freedom Flight program to Washington, D.C.
Survivors include his wife, Janice of Washington; five children, Kevin (Lesa) Crawford of Ankeny, Lori Crawford of Washington, Galen (Jodi) Crawford of Ames, Jill (Kenneth) Steinsultz of Newburgh, IN, and Ken (Dawn) Crawford of Riverside; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Wendall (Kathy) Crawford of Central Point, OR, and Marvin (Evelyn) Crawford of Jacksonville, OR.
Preceding Ron in death were his parents.