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Michael Edward “Mike” Crawford 1954 - 2023
Michael Edward “Mike” Crawford

Michael Edward “Mike” Crawford, 68, passed away on Feb. 22, 2023, at Hays Medical Center, Hays, Kan. He was born on April 5, 1954, in McAlester, Okla., to Earl and Joy (Pendley) Crawford. On Oct. 25, 1986, he married Nancy Keeler in Great Bend, Kan. She survives.

A resident of Great Bend for over 40 years, Mike spent his career as Superintendent of the Street Department for the City of Great Bend. He was a member of the NRA, and enjoyed hunting, motorcycles, watching sports, and coaching his children’s teams, specifically softball.

Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Anthony and Alex Crawford, both of Great Bend; a daughter, Emily Crawford (Mike Beagle) of Great Bend; two grandchildren, Jayden Crawford and Maddie Beagle; mother, Joy White of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and two brothers, Stan (Laura) Crawford of St. Joseph, Mo., and David (Rhonda) Crawford of Oklahoma City, Okla. He is preceded in death by his father; stepfather, Bob White; and an infant sister, Anita Kay.

Visitation will take place Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, from noon to 8 p.m., with family receiving guests from noon to 2 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, at Bryant Funeral Home with Pastor Daniel Vandenburg presiding. Interment will follow at Great Bend Cemetery North. Memorials have been designated to the American Cancer Society or Golden Belt Humane Society, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, Ks.  67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 24, 2023