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 rochestercremationservicesmn.com