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Robert L Crawford

October 20, 1935 ~ September 15, 2021 (age 85)

Obituary

Robert L. Crawford, 85, of Monmouth, IL passed away at 1:45 am, Wednesday,  September 15, 2021 at the Roseville Rehab and Health Care Center, Roseville, IL.                 

He was born October 20, 1935 in Sanborn, IA, the son of Adolph I. “Rudy” and Lyla (Yates) Crawford.  He was raised and educated in Sanborn, graduating from Sanborn High School in 1954. He later graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Iowa in 1958 and later graduated from the Police Training Institute of Law Enforcement in 1985.

Bob married Lois A. Johnson on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 1956 in Primghar, IA.

Following his graduation, Bob moved to Monmouth and began working at Axline Pharmacy in Monmouth.  He was partners with his college classmate and friend of 66 years, Bill Axline, at Axline-Crawford Pharmacy from 1960-1979.  He later worked as a Supervisor for the State of Illinois for 20 years as a Drug Compliance Investigator before retiring in 2001.

Bob served as president of the Monmouth Jaycees and the Monmouth Chamber of Commerce.  He served on the Board of Warren Achievement School and was a member of the Monmouth Sportsman Club.  He was also a member of the University of Iowa Alumni Club. He was also a member of the Shriners. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye supporter along with the St. Louis Cardinals.  Bob was a collector of many things including coins.

Survivors include his sons, Bruce W (Karen) Crawford of Galesburg, IL and Dr. Brian R. (Debra) Crawford of Pocatello, ID ; 2 grandchildren, Lauren (Tom) Tucker of Noblesville, IN and Jenna  (Matt) Gallup of Oswego, IL; 5 great grandchildren, Charlotte Tucker, Grace Tucker, Leah Tucker, Norah Gallup and Nash Gallup; 3 step grandchildren, Zach (Dannielle) Torres of Yukon, OK, Allie Torres of Oklahoma, City , Ok and Peyton Torres of Pocatello, ID; 6 step great grandchildren, Tylor Torres, Riley Torres, Cameron Torres, McKenna Torres, Paisley Torres and Lane Torres; 3 sisters, Kathryn Agar of Long Prairie, MN, Nancy (Larry) Geisinger of Spencer, IA and Karen (Douglas) Handeland of Whiting, IA; sisters in law, Marsha Crawford of Calder, ID and Paula Crawford of Las Vegas, NV; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Francis Gene Crawford, Donald Crawford and Harold Crawford; brother-in-law, James Agar.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Friday, September 24, 2021 at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth.  Cremation will take place following the services with a family burial in Sanborn, Iowa at a later date.  Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to the Warren County Special Olympics.   Online condolences may be left at www.mcguireanddaviesfuneralhome.com.

 

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Funeral Service


Services

Visitation
Thursday
September 23, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory
1007 N G St P.O. Box 444
Monmouth, IL 61462

Funeral Service
Friday
September 24, 2021

10:00 AM
McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory
1007 N G St P.O. Box 444
Monmouth, IL 61462

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