Terry G. Crawford passed away on Friday December 11, 2020 from complications with COVID-19. He is preceded in death by his parents, Levi and Dorothy Crawford, granddaughter, Shannon Marie Crawford, and great-grandson, Jacob.
Terry was born on May 30, 1935 in Danville, IL to Levi and Dorothy Crawford. On July 2, 1955 he married Mignon Bolser. Together, they had three sons. They moved from Danville, IL to Plymouth, IN in 1968. Upon moving here, Terry became involved with sports recreation leagues. He wanted opportunities for his sons, and all kids, to be able to play. He was an avid sports fan, always cheering for Purdue and the Chicago sports teams. The Cubs winning the World Series of 2016 is something that elated him, as were the Bulls championship teams of the 1990s. He continued to love sports, especially youth sports, throughout his life. He could often be found at one of his grandchildren or great-grandchildren’s sporting events.
Other than sports, Terry had lots of hobbies. He spent many years as a salesman and loved to talk to people. He enjoyed meeting new people. As well, he enjoyed collecting and tinkering with various things. He did not sit and relax very well. He was always open to a conversation though, especially with one of his family members.
Terry is survived by his wife Mignon, his brother Levi F. Crawford (Marianne), and sons Mark (Sallie), Mike (Julie), and Steve (Connie). Terry also leaves behind 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Terry loved all of these people dearly and would do anything for any of them. It is a great loss to all of them that he has passed.
Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, there will be a family only graveside service. A memorial will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made in Terry’s memory to Catherine Kasper Life Center, P.O. Box 1, Donaldson, Indiana 46513.
Stephanie Beiswenger says
Mark, Sallie, and Family,
I am so sorry to read of Terry’s passing. I will remember him as one of the happiest people I ever met. Sending up prayers of comfort during this time.
Karen (Myers) Chamberlain says
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My condolences to you and Julie, to your mom, Mark, and Steve and all your family. Prayers for peace and strength during this difficult time.
Linda & Dave Zeider says
So sorry to read about Terry. We had so many good times watching all our kids play ball.May he RIP. Thoughts & prayers to all of you.
kahryn swearingen says
Sending prayers for comfort for whole family, especially Mignon who is by herself because of the Pandemic. Terry was ALWAYS so nice to me and we (Bruce and I thought the world of him)!! So sad that haven’t seen Terry for so long, life gets in the way. Love you all and was shocked he died on same date as his Nephew. Love to you all..
Kevin Chaney says
So sad to learn of Terry’s passing. Terry was a hard working family man and not only a beacon to his boys but also to their friends. We offer our condolences to the Crawford family.
Joan Hunt says
Mignon and family,
Terry was such a good friend to Bill and I loved knowing him and Mignon for many years.
I’m very sorry for your loss of a true avid sports fan and kind hearted friend ❤️
Nelson Chipman says
Crawford family: So sorry to read of Mr. Crawford’s passing. Yet another pillar of the community leaves his mark. It’s up to all of us to carry it on. Deepest condolences.
Jody Kriscunas says
Mignon and family,
Sending thoughts and prayers for your family. I have great memories of fun times on North Michigan Street. Terry was a wonderful guy.
Mike and Judy Delp & Family says
Many prayers for all the Crawford Family as you navigate these tender days of loss… Never easy to lose a parent or grandparent but so thankful for his long life, loving legacy and wonderful imprint on our community..
Greg Renz says
Mignon, Mark, Mike, Steve & families –
So sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. I will always remember him coaching us when we were kids and all his positive input to many of our lives. Always enjoyed sitting around and talking with him and Mignon. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love to all.
So sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. I knew him for many years. Always smiling. He raised w wonderful family. Again, sorry for your loss
Stan & Julie Palmer
Becky Wolfe says
Mrs. Crawford, Mark, Mike, Steve & families, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad.
I remember him always being at your sporting events & cheering you on. Sending love & prayers, Becky Shorter Wolfe