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Dennis Lynn Crawford

Services:  Friday, January 8, 2021, 11:00 A.M., Vine Street Bible Church North Campus, 212 N Vine Street, Glenwood, Iowa.

Interment, Friday, January 8, 2021, 1:30 P.M., East Liberty Cemetery, rural Malvern, Iowa.

Dennis Lynn Crawford, 69 of Glenwood, Iowa passed away on January 3, 2021 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was born on April 7, 1951 in Centerville, Iowa. He was raised in Moulton, Iowa where he graduated from high school in 1969. He attended Universal Trade School in Omaha, Nebraska. Dennis moved to Glenwood in 1970.

Dennis was united in marriage to Denise Sue Plummer on May 5, 1972 in Glenwood, Iowa. To this union two sons were born, Dustin and Cory. Dennis was employed as a Refrigeration Mechanic for Western Fruit Express which later became Burlington Northern. He retired in 2013 from Union Pacific Railroad, and enjoyed working around the farm, being outside where he enjoyed shooting sports, hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed following his grandchildren’s sports and activities. He was a member of Vine Street Bible Church.

Dennis was preceded in passing by his father, Jack Crawford. Survivors include his wife Denise Crawford of Glenwood, Iowa; children Dustin and wife Laura Crawford and their children Casey, Paige and Holden Crawford of Wimberley, Texas; Cory and wife Sunshine Crawford and their children Mason Grafenstine and Courtney Crawford of Glenwood, Iowa; mother, Letha Crawford of Centerville, Iowa; sister Sherri and husband Jerry Krause of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.

Memorials may be directed to Vine Street Bible Church or the Glenwood Public Library.

37 Condolences

  • Alan (Al) Davis Posted January 3, 2021 8:00 pm

    Denise, Aunt Leatha, and Sherri, I am so sorry…I’m stunned. Denny was the brother I never had and growing up with him was the best time of my life. I will miss my cousin greatly.

  • June Maddocks Posted January 3, 2021 10:27 pm

    Oh Denise, I am stunned and so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts, love and prayers are with you all in this difficult time..

  • Sarah Biermann Posted January 4, 2021 8:13 am

    Denise:Jim and I are so sorry to hear this news. Our prayers and sympathy go your way.

  • Polly and Andy Young Posted January 4, 2021 8:14 am

    We are so very sorrow for your loss and your families loss..
    Hugs, love and prayers.
    Polly and Andy

  • Mary Carr Braunger Posted January 4, 2021 9:05 am

    So very sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers

  • Diane & Dale Malcom Posted January 4, 2021 9:37 am

    Denise, Dustin, & Cory families,

    Words, however kind, can’t mend your heartache, but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends. Peace be with you and your family. Sending hugs and prayers.

  • Dan+Sandy+Benscoter Posted January 4, 2021 10:29 am

    Our Hearts and Prayers are with Denny’s entire Family and Frirnds. We are very sorry to hear of Denny’s passing, and Denny is now walking with the Good Lord in the Garden of Heaven.

  • Clarence+&+Helen+Boles Posted January 4, 2021 11:46 am

    So sorry to. We send learn of your loss. Denny was always so kind and will be missed by many Clarence & Helen . We send prayers to the family for comfort and peace. . Clarence & Helen

  • Carol and Larry hurst Posted January 4, 2021 1:02 pm

    Denise are so very, very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Denny. Our hearts go out to you and your family.. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Pat & Jack McManigal Posted January 4, 2021 2:09 pm

    Denise, sons & family, we are so very sorry for the sudden loss of your beloved. We pray for God’s Spirit to comfort you. hugs

  • Candy and Don McCain Posted January 4, 2021 2:58 pm

    Denise and Family.
    We were very saddened to hear of Denny’s passing. May God surround you with his love to help you get thru the loss. God got another good one.

  • Barbara Downing Evans Posted January 4, 2021 3:43 pm

    I baby sat this wonderful man. He was such a sweet boy. Letha and family I am so sorry. The Crawford family was close to our Downing family. I am so sad.

  • Craig Williams Posted January 4, 2021 5:12 pm

    Sending my heart felt condolences. I’m truly sorry for your loss

  • Susie Flack Posted January 4, 2021 5:30 pm

    Denise & family, I’m so sorry to hear about Denny. My prayers & thoughts of comfort are with your family. Knowing so many friends are thinking of you be a comfort to all of you. Susie

  • Marsha Sternberg Posted January 4, 2021 6:04 pm

    Denise and family I am so sorry to hear of Denny’s passing. I just want to send Hugs and prayers to you all.

  • Deirdre West Posted January 4, 2021 6:04 pm

    Denise & Family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this emotional time!

  • Richard and Vicki Bird Posted January 4, 2021 6:11 pm

    So very sorry for your loss and the heartache it brings. May your faith and love of friends and family sustain you

  • Nancy Schoening Posted January 4, 2021 7:33 pm

    Very sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers

  • Chuck Boles Posted January 4, 2021 7:38 pm

    Denise, so very sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and your family. 🙏

  • Starr Family Posted January 4, 2021 8:00 pm

    Denise, Aunt Letha and Sherri …. you are in our hearts and prayers … may God’s love and His angels surround you and the kids, giving you strength and comfort through the coming days… love to all… Laurie

  • John Osborne Posted January 4, 2021 8:16 pm

    I am so very sorry to here about Dennis, I considered him a very, very good friend. I am sending prayers and heart felt condolences to the whole family.

  • Deb Myers Posted January 4, 2021 8:29 pm

    Denise, I am so sorry to hear this sad news about Denny. Sending love and prayers.

  • Bob and Kathy Mills Posted January 4, 2021 8:40 pm

    Oh Denise and family it is just with such a heavy heart I write this. What a fine man Denny always was. I can’t imagine your loss. May he have many blessings on his journey and in time May peace find your hearts. With much love, Bob and Kathy

  • Carol Markel Posted January 4, 2021 8:57 pm

    Denise,and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know he was a nice man. On behalf of the Markel family we wanted to express our condolences. Hugs.

  • Jacque Young Posted January 4, 2021 10:10 pm

    Denise and family – so very very very sorry to hear about this. He was such a kind soul. Our Kiwanis group sends you a HUGE virtual hug for now!!

  • Howard Kamish Posted January 4, 2021 10:41 pm

    Denise & Sons I know your hearts ache with the loss of this wonderful man. Please be comforted with the thoughts of myself and your many friends holding him and your family our hearts. My sincere condolences to you all. He will be truly be missed by many.
    Howard Kamish

  • Fred Regenauer Posted January 4, 2021 10:55 pm

    Denise and family and friends I am really sad to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!!

  • Quentin Morrow Posted January 4, 2021 11:00 pm

    Denise, Cory, and Dustin, I am so sorry to hear about Denny. I understand his passing was very sudden. But if this offers any comforting thoughts, be thankful that his passing was quick and hopefully without pain and suffering. Though emotionally painful for the survivors, this is desirable over the alternative of a long drawn-out illness that could have lasted for an untold amount of time.

    I never had a chance to really get to know my cousin or you as his family members through personal experiences except for the many memorable Morrow family reunions. I must say the most memorable time I had with Denny was during the 2010 reunion at Lake Rathbun, we spent a lot of time visiting. Denny told many stories of his love for his family, career with the railroad and life on the farm. You can all be proud of him.

  • carolyn ‘Cally’ boatwright Posted January 5, 2021 12:56 am

    My sincere condolences to you, Denise, & your beautiful family. We pray that God’s love will sustain you. Many hugs.

  • Mary Crawford Posted January 5, 2021 8:39 am

    Denise and family, I am truly saddened to hear of my cousins passing at such a young age. Even though we never met, he is in my heart and many prayers go out for Dennis and your entire family. May his memory be blessed.

  • Pat Mintle Posted January 5, 2021 12:23 pm

    Denise, Dusty and Cory, I was so sad to hear of Denny’s passing. He was a really nice guy and a great role model for his sons. In my heart I knew he was a good husband too. Grief has no time limit but memories are yours for a lifetime.

  • Deanne Harris Posted January 5, 2021 1:44 pm

    Denise, Dusty and Cory, My heart breaks for you all. I thought the world of Denny and always enjoyed our visits. He was a very kind spirit. My love to you all.

  • Donna Morrow Ursta Posted January 5, 2021 1:53 pm

    Denise and Sherri, I find it hard to express how sorry I am for you and your families. Denny was one of my favorite cousins and even though I haven”t seen him as much in our adult years we were so close growing up together, that he was like a brother to me. We tore up the streets of Moulton with the various machines that Uncle Jack made, and I still have the scars to prove it. I also know that our farm was one of his favorite places. Please know how special he was , I will miss him and his stories. I send my love and prayers to you all.

  • Don & Janice Frerichs Posted January 5, 2021 5:21 pm

    So sorry of your loss. Don talks about Dennis and alway thought of him as a great guy. May God be with you all in this sad time.

  • Brian Hamilton Posted January 5, 2021 5:55 pm

    Dennis was a pleasure to work with, he always worked consistent and rarely ever showed any frustration. Dennis always had everyone’s ear in the break room. Truly a man of many talents.

  • Gus LaScala Posted January 5, 2021 5:55 pm

    I worked with Denny on the railroad. He introduced me to pistol shooting and I enjoyed shooting with him on his land. He spoke so highly of his family and I was proud to be his friend. I send my condolences to Denise and his sons. He was such a great man.

  • Garland Morrow Posted January 8, 2021 9:33 am

    I am very sorry for your loss, even though I cannot be there today, I am lifting you all up in my prayers and sending you all my love. I hope to see all of you soon.

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