Wesley A. Crawford
Frederika - Wesley “Wes” A. Crawford, 42, of Frederika, IA died on Friday, April 1, 2022, at his home in Frederika, IA.

Wes was born on February 19, 1980, in Cedar Falls, IA, the son of Stanley L. and Marieta L. (Kubicek) Crawford. He attended the Janesville Elementary School before moving to the Denver Community Schools. Wes had the ability to lighten the mood in class even with the strictest of teachers. He was a member of the 1998 graduating class of Denver High School, he not only left with a diploma but also everyone’s heart.

Wes went on to work in construction and roofing for several years. In 2003, he purchased a home in Frederika, IA, and made many memories with his neighbors and friends. He made himself known around the neighborhood, and when Frederika flooded he spent many hours helping clean up the bait shop and other places in town.

He loved working on cars. He was a self-proclaimed motorhead. In 2011, Wes was involved in a motorcycle accident that took his arm and leg and left him disabled. The accident didn’t hinder his love for vehicles, and for many years he continued to work on his and his friend’s vehicles. His passion project was a 1971 Chevelle drag car that he worked on for many years, and he always continued to improve on it when he could.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather Marieta and Gary Gissel, Independence, IA, a brother, Jamie Crawford, Ft. Collins, CO, a sister, Rebecca (Justin) Elsamiller, Waverly, IA, and two nephews, Mason and Miles.

Wes is preceded in death by his father Stanley Crawford.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 PM until 4 PM on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at the American Legion Hall in Denver, IA.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Wesley Crawford Memorial fund at Veridian Credit Union 1900 3rd Ave SE, Independence, IA 50644.

To leave an online condolence please go to www.reifffamilycenter.com under obituaries.
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