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October 24, 1946 - July 12, 2020

Rita was born October 24, 1946 in Spring Grove, Minnesota to Warren and Jean (Robinson) Foltz.  She attended the Mabel High School.  On July 20, 1963, she married Ross Crawford.  They lived in Hesper where they raised their three sons. She had worked for 40 years at DECO in Decorah, and in retirement worked at the Meadows of Mabel Assisted Living.  She was a member of the Hesper Lutheran Church where she had taught Sunday School.  Rita enjoyed working in her garden, cooking, canning, sewing, crossword puzzles, watching birds, soap operas, and selling Avon and Tupperware.

Rita passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020, at her home in Hesper, surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 73.

Rita is survived by her husband Ross of Hesper; three sons Rick (Kim) Crawford of Dorchester, Iowa, Rob (Amy Sanders) Crawford of Hesper, and Ron Crawford of Hesper; grandchildren Missy (Trevor) Crawford, Carrie (Stan) Colsch, and Rien and Reid Crawford; great grandchildren Kenny, Kaelyn, and Kyzer Colsch, Dakota  and Zoey Dewall, and Jentree Collins; two brothers Robin (Lola) Foltz of Hesper and Rollie (Maryann) Foltz of Iowa City, Iowa; a sister Rosemary (Rick) Lane of Burr Oak, Iowa; an uncle Dean (Henrietta) Foltz of Caledonia; and special niece Poppy Zafft and her children Zariah, Zach (Lindsey), and Zeth Curran.  Rita was preceded in death by her parents; uncles Norman, Ray, Lloyd, and Ervin Foltz; and aunts Joyce Austin, Doris Peterson, and Eunice Benson.  

Graveside services will be 11 AM Saturday, July 18, 2020 at the Hesper Public Cemetery.

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