Sandra Kay Crawford, age 75, of Bradford passed away February 27, 2020 at home. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 2nd at Long Lake Lutheran Church, 3921 277th Ave NW, Isanti. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service Monday AND from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Sunday, March 1st ALSO AT THE CHURCH. Interment Long Lake Community Cemetery followed by a reception at Sunrise on Englund Shores on Long Lake.
Sandra Kay Crawford (Egelkraut) of Bradford passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday February 27th. She was born at home February 1st, 1945 in Lent Township, Chisago County, Minnesota to Carl and Ella (Bergman) Egelkraut.
On March 4, 1961 she was united in marriage to Louis (Tinker) Crawford. They lived happily in Bradford at the home they built with many friends and family members. For many years Sandy and Tinker owned Isanti Auto Parts Pro and she was often overheard helping customers diagnose their car problems over the phone. She enjoyed the fast, classic cars they owned and enjoyed driving and riding around in them.
Sandy enjoyed zipping around in her golf cart and growing beautiful flowers and vegetables in her garden. She had a secret talent that was revealed when she took a last-minute entry into the Isanti county fair floral arrangement contest and turned it into a champion ribbon. Sandy was an excellent cook and turned her vegetables into many salsas, sauces, and her famous spicy pickled relish.
Sandy enjoyed spending time playing bingo with her many friends including her long-time friend, Jean Englund. Sandy was a huge fan of Elvis Presley and his music. She also adored the many pets that shared her life including her dogs Sheena, Scruffy, Pooh, and Cassie.
Sandra was preceded in death by her husband Louis and son Todd Crawford, her parents and brothers Carlton, Robert, and Eugene Egelkraut, and her sister Corinne Olson. Sandra is survived by her daughter Tammy Crawford of Bradford and her favorite grandchildren Raynee Crawford-Thronson and Jade Thronson, her sister Trudy and husband Kurt Koroschetz of Rush City, sister in-law’s Barb Egelkraut of North Branch, Marlene Egelkraut of Anoka, Lola Crawford of Zimmerman, Annie Larson of Cambridge, brother in law Eddie and wife Eileen Crawford of Cambridge, brother in law Alan Crawford and wife Mary of International Falls, her dear friends Heather Haynes of Princeton, Wanda Beckman of Cambridge, and Audrey Anderson of Alexandria, along with many other special nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.
vonnie lee says
So sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing, will always remember her sweet smile and laughter, growing up as her younger cousins Sandy was so loving and always made you feel special, our hearts go out to family and friends. Lee family
Sandy Connellll says
So sorry about Sandy’s passing as I just learned of it now. She had such a kind heart and I enjoyed getting to know her over the past few years.
Michelle (Panser) Still says
I am sorry to hear of your family’s loss. I remember Sandy, very well, along with Corinne and Trudy. As I grew up, my parents, Alice and Roy Panser, lived next door to Carl and his beloved dog, Fritz. Mom enjoyed all of the girls, but I remember her and Sandy sharing many laughs. That’s the way Sandy was. Enjoy your wonderful memories.
AUDREY ANDERSON says
I’ve known Sandra for about 30 years. We did some traveling together to the Caribbean. Sandra was a very happy and loving Wife, Mother, Grandma and Friend. We will all miss her and her fun loving personality. Rest In Peace, my dear Friend🙏