Donald Walter Crawford, 84, of Newton, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Kidron Bethel Nursing Home, North Newton. Don was a retired meat cutter and market manager in Colorado Springs, Colo. He had lived in Newton since 1995, formerly of McPherson.
He was born on Aug. 13, 1928, in Hutchinson, the son of Donald Lee and Lillian Faith (Casto) Crawford. He was united in marriage to Betty Jean Hunter in 1953 in Georgia.
Don attended McPherson High School. He was of the Christian Faith and a member of the Midian Shrine (Clown Unit) and the Masonic Lodge. He also was a captain in the National Guard.
Survivors include: son, Michael Crawford and wife, Renae, of Newton; daughters, Terri Dick and husband, Don, of Wichita, Tresa Gallaher and husband, Dean, of Blanchard, Okla., and Vicki Coggins and husband, Art, of Mulhall, Okla.; brothers, Doug Crawford and wife, Wilma, of Inman, and Bob Crawford and wife, Rose, of North Newton; sister, Mary Koehn and husband, Wayne, of McPherson; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with Chaplain Bill Eichelberger officiating. Burial will be in the McPherson Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral service from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The casket will be closed.
Memorial donations may be given to the McPherson County Humane Society in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.