Overton Funeral Home, Dysart
May 18, 2020
4:00 to 7:00 PM
Overton Funeral Home
Richard “Rick” James Crawford was born on May 23, 1955, in Waterloo, the son of Richard H. and Betty (Finks) Crawford. Rick graduated from Dysart-Geneseo High School in 1973. On October 27, 1973, he was united in marriage to Sue Kriz in Traer. The couple made their home in Dysart. Rick farmed his land and his parent’s land on Highway 8 near Dysart for many years. Over the years, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, family vacations, fixing, repairing, wrestling, playing pranks, and spending time with his family and friends. Rick also had a love for animals. He was diagnosed with brain cancer in December of 2014. Rick died at the age of 64 on May 15, 2020, at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer. He was preceded in death by his parents. Rick is survived by his wife, Sue of Dysart; a son, Kirk (Amy) Crawford of Dysart; two daughters, Kamie Hurley of Cedar Falls and Kelli Crawford of Chicago; five grandchildren, Kody and Kolten Crawford and Madison, Kayla, and Rylan Hurley; and a sister, Rita Schofield of Minneapolis. The visitation will be on Monday, May 18, 2020, at the Overton Funeral Home in Dysart from 4:00 to 7:00 PM where five people will be allowed in the building at a time. The family will also greet guests outside. Private family services will be held and the burial will be in Dysart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Sunrise Hill Care Center or Cedar Valley Hospice.
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