Benjamin “Ben” Crawford


Benjamin Loyd Crawford, 45, died Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Dodge County at the family farm. He had Polycystic Kidney Disease.

Ben was born on January 16, 1977 in Oklahoma City, OK to Edward and Carol (Estby) Crawford. He graduated from Hayfield High School in 1995. He attended RCTC to play football. He married Jane LeAnne Hinrichs at The Hubble House in Mantorville, MN. He worked at Kemps in Rochester for 20 plus years.

Ben loved his grandkids, football, wood working, mowing the lawn, being an Oklahoma Sooners fan, tattoos, and the outdoors.

Ben is survived by his wife, Jane LeAnne (Hinrichs) Crawford; mother, Carol Kay (Estby) Crawford; and children, Kevin (Jenn) Hinrichs and their children, Vera and Jeffery of Baudette, MN; Derrick (Kelly) LaMotte and their children Jaxon, Lake, and Kemper of Blooming Prairie, MN; Tony (Mary) LaMotte of Dodge Center, MN; and brother, Robert Crawford of Rochester, MN.

Ben is preceded in death by his father, Edward Ray Crawford; and uncle, Pete Estby.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2022, at Rochester Cremation Services, 1605 Civic Center Drive NW, Rochester, MN. The funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at Rochester Cremation Services with visitation one hour prior to the service. Pallbearers: Mike Braam, Robert Crawford, Kevin Hinrichs, Drew Johnson, Derrick LaMotte, Tony LaMotte, and Brandon Riddle. Interment will follow the service at Pine Island Cemetery, Pine Island, MN.

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Ben may be shared at


13 thoughts on “Benjamin “Ben” Crawford

  1. I can truly say it was a pleasure working with Ben when I was at Kemps. There was never a dull moment. Loved his personality. Ben was a good man and will always be remembered.
    Our prayers are with the family.

  2. I will always remember Ben for my dialysis buddy for a few years. He was so kind. After my transplant I chatted with him on Facebook chat sometimes and see how it was going. He will be missed by many! Thanks for making my time at dialysis easier with you loving and caring face.

  3. Our sincerest condolences. We are so very sorry for your loss. Ben was a good man who will be missed by all of us.

  4. Carol, and family. I’m so very sorry for your loss. It must be so painful to loose a child.
    PFK, as you know, runs so strong in my family. It’s always so sad to see someone pass with the disease.
    There doing so much research on it, but never fast enough to help all those in need.
    God bless, and again, I’m so sorry for your loss

  5. To the angels you go. What a great man. I’m gonna miss our conversations about our beloved Oklahoma Sooners. Gonna miss your laugh and loving heart. You will always be remembered. You will always be in my heart. Say hi to my Mom and Dad for me. We will be together soon. Until then
    Much Love!

  6. I will miss my son terribly, He always checked on me and showed he loved me even when we could not see each other very often. He is our guardian Angel now and forever. I will never forget you kiddo, you were the love of my life. MOM

  7. My deepest sympathy to the Crawford family. I graduated with Ben from highschool….. what a great guy and gone to soon… wish I could make it to the visitation but I’ll be gone working. Thoughts and prayers to the family

  8. I didn’t really know my 2nd cousin, Ben. But, I’d like to express my sincere condolences to all of Ben’s family and friends. I’d like to extend them especially, to his mom, my cousin, Carol.

  9. It has been my pleasure to have known you.
    Going to school with our boys. You were a good boy, that grew into a good man.
    Seeing you at work, when we had to pick up a load. We had good conversations. You were happy to be married. That life was good for you. I was so happy, that you were very happy. With that big smile and great hugs. Both Danny and I, we’re very proud of you.
    Say hello to both Dan and Little Danny for me.
    The silence is deafening, without your voice. Rest in Peace . My dear friend.

  10. Ben was my friend, a brother and a all around a good dude. I could always talk with Ben about anything and everything that came to mind. He was a big guy with a even bigger heart.

    Matthew 11:28-30

  11. My deepest sympathy to Ben’s family. I remember when Ben was a youth in our Christian School. Time goes by so rapidly. Blessings,

  12. ❤️ Ben was such a kind loving and caring man. Always busy at the farm but ready to sit down and chat a minute before getting back at it. Remember Tony taking him for a ride in the Nova. Ben wanted to drive. Tony said No he’d drive cuz it had to much power. They get back from their drive and Ben gets out and looks at me and said That things Fast! LOL He will be missed so much by so many.
    Fly High Ben and Rest Easy! I’ll see you later ❤️

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