Leslie “Les” Crawford, age 75, of East Bethel died October 5, 2016 at home. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 A.M. Monday, October 10th at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in East Bethel. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service Monday and also from 4:00 – 8 :00 P.M. Sunday, October 9th ALSO AT ST. ANDREW LUTHERAN CHURCH. Interment Isanti Union Cemetery.
Leslie Ryan Crawford was born on May 9, 1941 in Swanville Minnesota to Harold and Zelna (Henifin) Crawford. He attended most of his school life in Swanville. Les worked in the carpenter trade as a union member of the local 322 for 55 years. Most of the work he did was with Adolfson & Peterson. He loved fishing, hunting, four wheeling and “RVing”. He also enjoyed whittling diamond willow canes and other wood working projects. He was active at St. Andrew Lutheran church with building projects and serving on the council. He was an extremely kind, generous, hardworking person. Les was a wonderful, supportive husband and father.
Les went to heaven on October 5, 2016 after a courageous fight against cancer at the age of 75 years, 4 months and 26 days. He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Zelna Crawford.
Les is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis; three children, Tami (Rick) Flygare, Jodi Crawford and Jeff Crawford; two grandchildren, Ashley and Cody Flygare; three siblings, Leota Carlson, Bonita (Jim) Zarns, and Ty (Carol) Crawford; and by many other relatives and friends.