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Steven Crawford

March 21, 1958 — February 12, 2022

Van Wert

Steven L. Crawford, 63, of Van Wert passed away at 12:12 PM on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on March 21, 1958, in Van Wert, to the late Cecil "Ed" Crawford and Dorothy (Dotson) Crawford.

On September 14, 1982, he married Jane Clay. Together they shared nearly 40 years of marriage.

A 1976 graduate of Wayne Trace High School, Steve worked most of his life as a truck driver and also worked at Eaton for several years.

Steve enjoyed his garden pond, woodworking and working on their vehicles. He was an avid football fan and loved cheering on the Buckeyes and Steelers. He particularly enjoyed spending time in Las Vegas with his grandchildren and watching their activities.

Surviving are his wife, Jane Crawford of Van Wert; mother, Dorothy Crawford of Convoy; son, Brandon (Kayla) Crawford and their children: Reese and Maddox of Las Vegas; Kelci (Michael Wiley) Crawford of St. Mary's; siblings: Randy (Brenda) Crawford of Paulding; Tony (Lisa) Crawford of Convoy; Susan (Chet) Ridenour of Lancaster; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and many in-laws in the Clay family.

In addition to his father, Steve was preceded in death by his in-laws, Ned and Mary Clay.

With the priority being on the health of family members, funeral services will not be observed at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Steve`s memory may be sent to Donate Life ( as he had received two kidney transplants and encouraged others to give the Gift of Life.

To share in Steven's online memorial, please visit

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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