Sandra L. Crawford

Dec. 19, 1938 - April 10, 2011

Sandra L. Crawford, of Waukesha died Sunday, April 10, 2011, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc at the age of 72. She was born in Waukesha on Dec. 19, 1938, the daughter of Charles and Emma (Kreidler) Hetzel.

Sandra was an U. S. Air Force veteran, serving from 1958 to 1959. On April 18, 1959, she married Johnny Crawford at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. As a licensed practical nurse she worked for Dr. Warren Smirl on Clinton Street and then for Dr. Michael Long when he took over Dr. Smirl’s patients.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, Johnny of Waukesha, and their children, Johnny (Debbie) Crawford of the Town of Vernon, Kathleen (Brent) Hoen of Waukesha, Elizabeth (Eric) Nelson of Waukesha, Charles (Mary) Crawford of Hahira, Ga., and Connie (Mark) Garrett of Fishers, Ind. She was the dear daughter of Emma Keske of Waukesha; loving grandmother of Kari, Tricia, J.J., Jennifer (Aaron Zsori), Jessica, Sarah and Chad Crawford, Derek (Melissa) Zeck, Byron (Leslie) Young, Brandon (Alma) Young, Kathryn Garrett and Tonya Heinzen and beloved great-grandmother of Tamara and Katherine Erickson, Bryanna and Madison Young, Kaydence Crawford and Eli Heinzen. She is further survived by her siblings, Connie (Duane) Butolph of Plainfield, Bob (Andrea) Hetzel of Phoenix, Claudia (Mike) Kaiser of Tucson, Ariz., Steven (Lynn) Hetzel of Cape Cod, Mass., and Teri Cotton of Dousman; sisters-in-law, Betty Dunlap of Maryville, Tenn., and Ollie Jones of Alcoa, Tenn.; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father Charles, sister Judith Martin, father and mother-in-law Lonas and Lucille Crawford and brothers-in-law Joseph Crawford and Lawrence Martin.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 8 p.m. vigil service Thursday, April 14 at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Services continue at the funeral home Friday, April 15, with prayers beginning at 9:45 a.m., followed by the procession to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha, for the 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials are appreciated to AngelsGrace Hospice, W359-N7430 Brown St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.