Glen T. "Moose" Crawford, 91, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday morning, September 25, 2018, at his home in Maquoketa, Iowa.
A private graveside service and burial will be held at the Buckhorn Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa. There is no public visitation. Cremation rites will be accorded. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.
Glen Thomas Crawford was born on January 19, 1927 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Herbert Ronald and Nellie (Mayo) Crawford. He was a 1944 graduate of Maquoketa High School and then served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II, receiving an honorable discharge. He married Joan Myatt on January 26, 1951 in Maquoketa, Iowa.
Glen was a lifelong resident of Maquoketa and worked as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for over 37 years. After retirement, he worked at Theisen's in Maquoketa for over 25 years.
Glen had been a member of the Maquoketa American Legion Post #75 and the Maquoketa United Church of Christ. He had served on the Maquoketa City Council and for many years had been a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader, receiving the distinguished Scouting Silver Beaver Award. He enjoyed and participated in Barbershop music, and also liked camping, canoeing, gardening, bird watching, puzzles, and antiquing for Myott Pottery. He was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Joan Crawford of Maquoketa, IA; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Pam Crawford of Maquoketa, IA; 5 grandchildren, Kelli (Roy) Lines, Kristi (Kent) Bennis, Ryan (Jennifer) Tracy, Angela Quick-Iverson (Erik), and Karma Quick-Panwala (Asit); and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ronald and Jim Crawford, sisters Maxine Crawford and Margaret Ellen Savory, and a daughter Nan Ellen Tracy on July 3, 2018.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Hospice of Jackson County.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Glen was our mail carrier for many years. One of my fondest memories of my childhood was waiting for the mailman to deliver our mail so that I could run out and say, "Hi". He was always willing to stop for a minute to talk to a little girl with pigtails!
Many prayers to family. He lived life fully! Cherish the memories
Over 40 years ago I had the pleasure of having "Mr. C" as a scout master. The life lessons he taught us as young scouts still guide me today. At the end of our troop meetings we would recite a verse I still remember to this day: "May the great scout master of all scouts be with us until we meet again". I have no doubt that Mr. C is now with that great scout master. Rest in peace Mr. C. Randy Current
Joan, Ryan and family, We're very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Glen at a local store for quite a few years until he retired. I also knew him through his daughter Nan and grandson Ryan before that. He was such a great man and knew so much about everything. He'll be missed by many. Rip Glen
Joan, So sorry for your loss. I know you will miss him. He was a great guy.
Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.
I enjoyed getting to know Mr. Crawford over the past few months. He told me a few stories from his life and I always enjoyed hearing about the things he had done canoeing, looking for Myatt China and singing. He will be missed. My deepest sympathy to his family.
I need to add to my wife’s comments.
I was very fortunate to have lived next door to the Crawford’s for a time that was very difficult in my life. My parents had just got a divorce because of my fathers alcoholism. This was the early 60’s, atime when divorce was not very socially excepted.
Glen and his family were so very kind to my mother and I. I do not believe I ever saw him that he did not have a smile and a kind word. I was a very shy introverted kid, so that smile and kind word met the world to me.
I do not believe he ever realized what an impact he had on my life and I am sure many , many more.
Thank You Moose, May you Rest In Peace with the Lord!
So sorry for your loss Joan, Dave and family. The world was a better place due to Moose. We need more men like him in this world of today!!
Such a nice man.
My condolences to your family. I’ve been reading the wonderful things people have to say about him and I know you loved him very much and are proud of him. He lived a remarkable life here on Earth. Now he can go on living with God in Heaven. Holly and Allen Saba
All of the previous posts are touching and reflect the impact Mr Crawford had for our community.
His wide smile and genuine interest in others made him the Pied Piper of Maquoketa in sharing and spreading good news and ALWAYS a positive attitude. He was always doing something for others and the community.
We need to clone his passion for positivity and community involvement
The world was a better place by having Mr Myatt in it.
May he Rest In Peace that is well deserved. My sympathy to his family and all those who loved him.
My sympathy to Glen's family. I will always remember his wonderful smile when I saw him around town. He was a fixture in my younger years and a good example for the young people he came in contact with.
Glen was my scout leader in the 1970s. His love of the outdoors & his devotion to the Boy Scouts was amazing. He made our scout activities such a great pleasure. He taught us many things about scouting and life. The canoe trips he took us on were unbelievable, all these young boys full of energy and mischief yet he was patience. I know he had quite a few boys earn the rank of Eagle Scout including myself. I know he is enjoying the wonders of the outdoors in heaven. God Bless Moose.
Glen and his family were neighbors on S. 2nd St. I was in the Congregational Church choir with him for several years. He also delivered our mail - always with a smile and a friendly greeting. I was honored when he agreed to use his beautiful voice and sing at our wedding. I have a wonderful photo from that day of Glen, my brother and my soon to be husband. He was a great asset to the community and will be missed by many.
Dave and family, your dad was a special person he will be missed by many, please keep in touch. Rest in peace Glen.
JoAnne, Dave, Ryan and family, You have my condolences on the passing of Glen. I have such wonderful and warm memories of spending time with your family in my growing up years with Nan as a best friend. Glen influenced many through his scouting years, postal work and just as a community leader. Blessings to you all.
David and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
I am so sorry for your loss. First Nan and now Glen! May he rest in peace.
My thoughts are with the family, Glen was a great guy and had a few good visits with him with Home Instead.. We talked a lot about his postal days, always thoughtful to his wife and other people.. RIP now Glen, no more pain.
A great guy. We all have many fine thoughts and many memories.
Robert CHristensen in MArshalltown.
What a wonderful man and father. I have great memories of singing in UCC choir with him and Joanne. What a loss to your family. A favorite Maquoketan!!
We will miss your very much u where the best neighbor we had
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