Neil R. Crawford, age 76, of Mondovi WI, passed away peacefully at Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire WI April 16, 2018 with his daughters by his side.
He was born May 18, 1941 in Burlington IA to Melford and Dorothy (Colby) Crawford. At a young age the family moved to Mondovi where Neil lived the remainder of his life. In November of 1966 he married Norma Poeschel who were later divorced but always remained close friends. Neil began his truck driving career that span over 50 years working for Marten Transport, Poeschel Trucking and Christianson Trucking. Neil had a great knowledge of horses and spent most of his life around them. He was always helping others when it came to horses or working their cattle. He was also an avid reader of western books.
Neil is survived by his daughters, Jean (Gary) Gibson and Judy (John) Schwartz both of Eleva WI; grandchildren Jenna, Heather and Brad Gibson; Morgan, Ryan and Tracey Schwartz (Brian Crandall); Great-grandsons Kasey and Korey Crandall; Norma Crawford; two brothers Larry Crawford of Glen Rose TX and Russ Crawford of Augusta WI and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother James Crawford, sister-in-laws Sandra Crawford and Tess Crawford, former in-laws Walter and Christina Poeschel, great-granddaughter Kassidy Crandall.
A memorial service will be held at Talbot Family Funeral Homes, Mondovi Chapel on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm with Pastor Claire Mather of Our Savior's United Methodist Church officiating. A memorial gathering will begin at 4:00 pm until the time of the service.