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Dan Paul Crawford
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Birth: Jan. 19, 1928
Wright County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 2011
Champaign County
Illinois, USA

CHAMPAIGN Dan Paul Crawford, 83, of Champaign died at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday (June 14, 2011) at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 17, at Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory, Urbana. Burial with military honors will be held at the Danville National Cemetery, Danville. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Crawford was born on Jan. 19, 1928, in Montrose, Minn., the son of Alonzo C. and Selma Tiikkala Crawford. He married Jeanette Lindholm on Nov. 18, 1950. She survives.

Also surviving are a son, Michael (Debra) of Fort Smith, Ark., two daughters, Sharon Ortner of Champaign and Kelly Burchett of Mayview, Mo.; 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Eunice Plese, and a brother, Roland Crawford.

Dan grew up in Wright and Cromwell, Minn., graduating from Cromwell High School in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Japan from 1946 to 1947.

Following his marriage, the couple enjoyed many years traveling throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois, completing various construction projects. They settled in Champaign, where Dan found work at the Abbott Power Plant at the University of Illinois until his retirement in 1986. Following retirement, he was able to return to construction and his love of operating heavy equipment.

He was active in the Champaign Salvation Army and enjoyed many friends there.

Memorial contributions may be to the Salvation Army.

Condolences may be offered at

Danville National Cemetery
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 22 Site 112
Created by: Mark Thilmony
Record added: Jun 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71453093
Dan Paul Crawford
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