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Larry L. Crawford Sr.

Larry passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020 at his home in Otsego.

He was born February 2, 1944 in Kalamazoo, the son of Frank and Mable (Phillips) Crawford. Larry worked at Allied Paper for many years and had owned and operated Otsego Glass until his retirement in 2004.

Larry enjoyed racing stock cars and loved all sports, especially bowling, golfing and softball. He was a board member for the Otsego Township Planning Commission for many years. On March 31, 1962 at Oakwood Bible Church he married Sandra Cushing who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Randy (Jody) Crawford, Annette (Dave) Mathis and Chris (Cheryl) Crawford; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and brother, Francis Crawford of Gobles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Larry Crawford Jr. and by his brother, Fred Crawford.

Friends may visit with Larry’s family from 2-3 PM, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the Winkel Funeral Home, where a private family funeral service will take place at 3:00 P.M., with Pastor Kenneth Smeader officiating.

A live stream of the service will be available January 5, 2021 at 3pm here:

Burial will take place at 4:00 P.M. at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

In accordance with Covid -19 guidelines a limit of 25 people at a time will be allowed and masks and social distancing will be required.

Contributions in memory of Larry may be made to the

National Kidney Foundation


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Jan Jameson

January 1, 2021 at 3:32 pm

All I can say is that Heaven gained another good one. I was honored to have had Larry as a friend. He and I had some great conversations that I will never forget. R.I.P.,my friend.


Rose Crawford

January 1, 2021 at 5:54 pm

Crawford family….I’m so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He will be greatly missed, I’m sure. Prayers for the whole family.


Anna Speaker

January 1, 2021 at 5:55 pm

My condolences to you all. Uncle Larry was one of a kind, and I cherish my memories of him. Sending my love, and thinking of you all.


Cory Hess

January 1, 2021 at 6:17 pm

So sorry to learn of Larry’s passing. Prayers are with your family


Dale Mathis

January 1, 2021 at 6:18 pm

Larry was a great husband, father, grand parent. And friend the lord has received another Angle. As you watch over us in heaven. You are greatly missed. But never will be forgotten. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to say I was lucky enough to meet you. R. I. P my friend. I miss you.


Lorie Helmboldt

January 2, 2021 at 4:49 am

Sandy, Randy & Jody & family, Annette & Dave & family, Chris & Cheryl & family, Larry III, Candace, & Chelsea

We are all very sorry to hear of the loss of Larry Sr. He was a kind man with a great sense of humor, and he will be missed by all who knew him. May all the love and memories that you have of him help to comfort you all in the days ahead. Praying for peace and comfort to you all! Sincerely, Bob & Lorie Helmboldt, Tyler Lester, Bernard & Louise Lester, Bob & Julie Taylor & family, and Rod Lester.


Laura Herrera

January 2, 2021 at 11:47 pm

Dear Aunt Sandy, Randy, Annette, Chris and to each of your spouses and families,

Our heartfelt sympathy is with each of you. We are so saddened by the news. I know Uncle Larry will be missed by many and remembered by all who have met him and made memories with him. His big kind heart and his unending attempts at humor will always be cherished. Heaven has their hands full with his spirited personality! I’m sure he and Dad are already cracking one another up. May you all be blessed with peace of mind in knowing he is with our Heavenly Father.

Love, the Herrera Family – Laura (Crawford), Jay, and boys


Barb Warnez Brenner

January 4, 2021 at 5:06 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss. Larry was always so nice to me when I would see him at your family events. I will think of him every year when Andrea and I are making the divinity fudge…..we always made sure he got some. Prayers for you all.


Bob & Mya Cushing

January 5, 2021 at 1:32 pm

Sandy, , Randy ,Annette, Chris: Please know that we are with you in spirit & heart. We hope that you all find peace in the coming days with the memories that you all share. We have such fond memories of Larry & all of us as a Family. We cannot be there in person today but are always with you. We are sending a hug & our love from afar. Larry I will always miss my Favorite Pitching Buddy , With you as Pitcher & me as Catcher we made good team mates, also we will miss your witty humor. R.I.P. Larry Crawford. Bob & Mya Cushing


Rick Liskovec

January 6, 2021 at 2:01 am

I am so sorry to hear about Larry’s passing! I was welcomed into his family for 30 years and Senior was more like a father to me than anything else! Pops was always there for anyone that needed him for anything at all! He will be missed by all. Rest in peace Old Man! I love ya!


Yvonne Slater

January 6, 2021 at 9:36 pm

So sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. I haven’t seen him for years. Just happened to see it. My deepest sympathy. For the family.


Dennis French, Sun City Center, Florida

January 12, 2021 at 11:38 am

Hi Sandy and family, so very sorry of hearing about Larry’s passing, sorry for the late response just heard about.


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