Karen J. Crawford, 67

Crawford, Karen002

Karen J. Crawford, 67, of Grinnell died December 21, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

A Celebration of Life service is pending.

Memorial contributions may be designated to the Karen Crawford Memorial Fund.

Karen was born on July 18, 1950, in Grinnell, the daughter of Earl Samford and Violet Eva Sutten Asp. She was raised in Gilman and attended school in the Gilman School District.

On March 2, 1983, she was united in marriage with Delbert Duane Crawford, in Grinnell. The couple lived in Grinnell and she was employed with several businesses including DeLongs Sportswear, Rock Creek Athletics and Windsor Manor.

Karen loved socializing with family and friends, and playing computer games. She enjoyed camping and trout fishing.

She is survived by her husband, Delbert of Grinnell; two children, Laura (Richard) Stevens of Marshalltown and Michael Bown of Iowa City; four grandchildren, Catrina (James) Graves of Marshalltown, Ricky Stevens, Jr. of Marshalltown, Seth Poush of Grinnell, and Sydney Owen of Montezuma; two great-grandchildren, Lucas Stevens and Leah Graves of Marshalltown; a brother, Jerry (Renee) Asp of Wisconsin; and several other family members. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a grandchild, Tosha Stevens.