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Donna N. Crawford

September 19, 1924 June 22, 2019
Donna N. Crawford
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Obituary for Donna N. Crawford

Donna Nadine Crawford, of Cornell, WI, passed away in her home on June 21, 2019 with family by her side.
She was born Donna Nadine Congdon on September 19, 1924, in Bedford, IA to parents Annetta Pearl (Harvey) and Lon Eston Congdon.
During WWII Donna worked in the shipyards in Oakland, CA. Her brother Bill was shipmates with one Allen B. Crawford. Bill brought Allen home for dinner and Allen was smitten (the rest, as they say, is history). They married on May 6, 1944 in Oakland, CA and were married 49 years.The couple settled in Cornell, WI in 1945 and had two daughters, Carol (Ron) Chmelik and Gloria Naumann.
Music was a beloved part of Donna’s life. She played viola in her Bedford, IA school orchestra and sang in glee club. She taught herself piano as an adult and sang in the church choir.
She was also a fine tailor and enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and knitting gifts for family.
Donna is survived by two daughters, six grandchildren, and several great & great, great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Allen, granddaughter Lori Chmelik, five brothers and two sisters.
Services will be at First Presbyterian Church, Cornell WI. 10:30 – 11:30 am public visitation, 11:30 am funeral service, light luncheon to follow burial.
In lieu of flowers, monetary gifts will be donated to her graduating Bedford High School's music program, giving the gift of music to another generation.


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Visitation

Tuesday

25

Jun

10:30 AM 6/25/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 6/25/2019 11:30:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church

211 S. 4th Street
Cornell, WI 54732

First Presbyterian Church
211 S. 4th Street Cornell 54732 WI
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

25

Jun

11:30 AM 6/25/2019 11:30:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church

211 S. 4th Street
Cornell, WI 54732

Officiated by Rev. Beverly Thompson

First Presbyterian Church
211 S. 4th Street Cornell 54732 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Cornell Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cornell Cemetery
Cornell, WI 54732

Cornell Cemetery Cornell 54732 WI
United States
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