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Kathryn Ann (Kay) Crawford

August 4, 1946 ~ July 21, 2020 (age 73)

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Kathryn ‘Kay’ Crawford

73, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2020, surrounded by her family, due to diabetes and congestive heart failure. She was born August 4, 1946 in Appleton to Leo and Vivian (McMunn) Crawford.

Kay was the oldest daughter of five children. After the unexpected death of her mother she became a homemaker for her father and siblings. She worked various jobs throughout her life including a clerk at Tasty Bakery, quality control at Zwicker’s and owned a cleaning service. Most recently until her illness she helped to care for her three great nephews.

Kay spent her whole life in her childhood home where she shared her life with her brother Bill, sister Sylvia (Mark) Matz and nephew, Jesse. She may have never married or had a child of her own, but to her they were her whole world.

Kay enjoyed gardening, reading, watching her daily soap opera with her sister, going up north, but most of all being with her family. She especially loved her role as Aunt Kay. Her three great nephews: Isaac, Ethan and Asher brought her great joy daily; especially receiving bear hugs, helping make crafts, projects and entertaining each other.

She was a loving person who would help with no questions asked. Kay showed her love through her giving hands.

She will be greatly missed by her brother, Jim (Barb) Crawford; sister, Sylvia (Mark) Matz; sister-in-law, Barb Crawford; nephews: Jamie Crawford, Rob (Michele) Crawford, Jesse (Leslie) Matz, David (Jessica) Crawford and Jed (Jill) Crawford; numerous great nieces and nephews.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Lucy Crawford, brothers: Bill and Bob.

The family would like to thank her nephew, Jesse and Leslie for making Kay's last days comfortable. A private Celebration of Kay’s life will be held.


God saw you getting tired,

and a cure was not to be.

so He put His arms around you

and whispered,

“Come to Me.”

With tearful eyes we watched you,

and saw you pass away.

Although we loved you dearly,

we could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,

hard working hands at rest,

God broke our hearts to prove to us,

He only takes the best.

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