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Dennis Alan "Gorilla" Crawford

Jan 10, 2018



September 13, 1950 - January 8, 2018


Dennis Alan "Gorilla" Crawford, age 67, of Coralville, Iowa, died peacefully on Monday, January 8, 2018, at his residence.


Celebration of life services with military honors will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home in Washington with Pastor Jim Stiles officiating. The family will receive friends at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Saturday. Private family interment will take place at a later date. A general memorial has been established. Online condolences may be sent for Dennis's family through the web at www.jonesfh.com.


Dennis was born September 13, 1950, in Washington, Iowa, the son of Maurice Lee and Myra Lucille (Turkington) Crawford. He attended school in Washington and graduated from Washington High School in 1968. Dennis served honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.


Dennis farmed northwest of Washington with his dad until the mid 1980s. He was employed at the University of Iowa. Dennis enjoyed reading and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye Fan. He enjoyed spending time with his family and enjoyed life to the fullest.


He is survived by his sister, Karen (David) Norman of Washington, Iowa; brother, Merlin (Margaret) Crawford of Keota, Iowa; nine nieces and nephews: Kristine (Pat) Burns, Kyle (Kim) Norman, Houston (Jennifer) Norman, Dallas (Susi) Norman, Trudy (Kerry) Neff, Wayne (Amy) Norman, Marsha (Brad) Tomson, Mitchell (Deb) Crawford, Michael Crawford; as well as 16 great nieces and great nephews.


Dennis was preceded in death by his father in 1990 and his mother in 2006.

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