Norma Crawford

January 22, 1927 - May 9, 2017


Visitation: Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 6 to 8:00 p.m.
Service: Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2017 at Canton Lutheran Church with burial at Eden Cemetery near Hudson. A luncheon at Hudson Lutheran Church, Hudson, SD will follow the burial.

norma 2017 obit pixHudson.  Norma Crawford, 90, formerly of Canton, passed away Tuesday, May 9th, 2016 at Sanford Canton Inwood Hospital, Canton, SD.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2017 at Canton Lutheran Church with burial at Eden Cemetery near Hudson.  A luncheon at Hudson Lutheran Church, Hudson, SD will follow the burial. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 6 to 8:00 p.m.

Norma Kittelson Crawford was born January 22, 1927, to Oliver and Hilda (Njos) Kittelson on a farm in Minnehaha County, SD. She was baptized at St. Jacobs Lutheran Church near Colton, SD and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church, Parker, SD. She attended schools in Hawarden, IA, Parker, SD and graduated from Canton High School in 1944. Following graduation she worked at the Courthouse in Canton on the Ration Board and for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. She retired from Northwestern Bell in 1984. She married Cecil Crawford on January 24, 1947. Most of their married life was spent farming; the first seven years near Parker and in 1960 they moved to a farm near Hudson, SD where they resided until 1987, when they moved into Canton. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, Hudson American Legion Auxiliary, Canton Palathene Club and Canton Lutheran Church where she was active in WELCA and Altar Guild. Norma and her family were former active members of Hudson Lutheran Church and Grace Lutheran Church in Parker. At the time of her death, Norma was a resident of Hudson Care and Rehab Center.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years, Cecil, her parents, 3 brothers; Kenneth, Clayton and Harvey, 4 sisters; Leona Kittelson, Beatrice Husman, Luella Larson and Lois Schulte.

Norma is survived by her children Ronald (Julie) Crawford of Fenton, MO, David (Trudy) Crawford of Spearfish, SD, Karen (Robert) Evanson of Hudson and James (Janet) Crawford of Waterloo, IL, her 10 grandchildren: Maggie (Crawford) Ramsay, Vince Crawford, Matthew Crawford, Rachel Crawford, Jennifer (Evanson) Lee, Laurie (Evanson) Karlson, Judson Evanson, Megan Crawford, Kristin Crawford,  Erica Crawford,  8 great- grandchildren, one sister Hazel Eggleston, and one brother, Glen Kittelson.

Norma loved being a mother and grandmother, and being a farmer’s wife and homemaker. She loved the beauty of the outdoors and the change of seasons. She enjoyed painting, reading and family gatherings, especially at Christmas.

 

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  1. We want to express our sincere sorrow for the loss of your mother Ronnie, David, Karen and Jim, as well as to all the grand children and great grand children. I also am experiencing sorrow about the loss of a loving sister, but am glad she has been able finally be again with her wonderful husband.
    Love and condolences to all of you,
    Glen & Maria Elena Kittelson

  2. Jim and family, I am very sorry for your loss. We will pray for you and your mother in this difficult time. After reading about her, it sounds like she had a very busy life and a lot of family she loved very much.

    V/r, Mike Peterson

  3. I didn’t know Mrs. Crawford, but I commend her for raising a fantastic son, Jim. She obviously provided the rock solid grounding for a wonderful family, and she represented the true meaning of the word, family. Jim doted on her, and just looking into those piercing blue eyes, I can see why. She seemed like an absolutely amazing person…

  4. Jim,
    So sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Now your mother can rest in heaven.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God comfort you now and always, until you meet again.

  6. Very sorry to hear of your loss of this high spirited woman. Although I have not personally had the opportunity to meet your mother I know her son, Jim, well as we have worked together for many years. As a parent myself, it is reassuring to know from others that I raised my two children to be decent and caring adults. So I can attest that your mother (and father) “done good” in raising her children by knowing Jim. May the many memories comfort you during this difficult time.