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Rodney Robert Crawford

April 10, 1946 ~ January 8, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Rodney Robert Crawford Obituary

Rodney Crawford, from Northwest Indiana, has passed away at the age of 77 on January 8, 2024. He is survived by his loving children: Mark Crawford and Michelle Johnston, Grandchild Katlyn Noojin, ex-wife Virginia Burnett, step-children: Jeremy Allen and Alicia Villarreal, his kitty Cleo, his beloved family members & close friends who loved him dearly.  He is preceded in death by his parents: Glenn & Clarabelle, brother Alfred, ex-wife Barbara, close childhood friends: Tom Maszinski, Tom Bednarz and John Malone.

Rod graduated high school at TF North in 1964. He started his career in 1966 as a diemaker at Ford Motor Company where he spent 43 good years before he retired in 2009.  After retiring, Rod spent his time fishing, golfing, gambling, watching John Wayne & Clint Eastwood movies, hanging out with his closest friends & family, and cuddling with his kitty Cleo. Rod enjoyed the simple things, such as a good home cooked meal, a tasty buffet, or a once in a while beer. He was stubborn, yet fun. He hated shredding the copious amount of papers he had and hated being told what to do with his A1 sauce. He enjoyed supporting the ones he loved, such as going to almost all of his granddaughter’s events without fail. His face would light up whenever talking about his close friends, Jan Malone, Donna Maszinski, Wayne Cantway & his best friend/nephew, Rodger Crawford and many Crawford family nieces, nephews, and cousins. Towards the end of his life, he could never go to the hospital without making the entire staff laugh, and of course, hitting on the nurses. His big smile and easy going personality left a lasting impression on all of those who met him. He passed away comfortably, surrounded by his close childhood friends and loving family. Rodney will be sincerely missed and remembered as a loving son, brother, husband, brother-in-law, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, friend, and cat-dad.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life on Monday, January 22, 2024 at Castle Hill Funeral Home: 1219 Sheffield Avenue, Dyer, IN with a Memorial Gathering from 3-7 p.m. and a service at 6:00 p.m.


 

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Memorial Gathering
Monday
January 22, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Castle Hill Funeral Home, LLC.
1219 Sheffield Avenue
Dyer, IN 46311

Service
Monday
January 22, 2024

6:00 PM
Castle Hill Funeral Home, LLC.
1219 Sheffield Avenue
Dyer, IN 46311

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