Obituary: Ryan Crawford, 17, of Custer.

September 1, 2020

Ryan Crawford

Obituary: Ryan Crawford, 17, of Custer.

Ryan John Crawford, 17, of Custer passed away from a rare aggressive cancer on his spinal cord on August 30, 2020 at his home surrounded by his friends and family. He was born January 30, 2003 in Ludington to Nolan Crawford and Jolene Babbin. Ryan would have been a senior this year at Mason County Central. He worked for a time at Acres Co-op and Roman Empire Tree Service.

Even though his battle was short, he lived each day to the fullest, whether it was preparing for the upcoming hunting season or going fishing with his friends.  He loved watching the deer on his trail cameras, basketball, baseball, and making his mom happy. He was an active member of the West Michigan Livestock Council.

After Ryan’s dad’s passing, Ryan became very close with his Grandpa Larry. He always knew he could count on his Grandpa whenever he needed him. Ryan’s Grandpa helped with getting him to many doctor’s appointments and taking him on many adventures. He never once complained about his illness and he always had a positive outlook on life.

Ryan was a great big brother to his sisters and a great friend. He loved going out to eat with his friends, dining on crab legs and prime rib was a real treat. Ryan was caring, respectful, funny, and he had a heart of gold.

He will be greatly missed by his mom, Jolene (Pete) Babbin; his sisters, Briana Crawford, Isabel Babbin, and Claire Babbin; his grandparents, Larry (Pat) Crawford, John (Mary) Cregg, Tom (Deb) Brackett, and Ruth Babbin; his aunts and uncles, Ken Cregg (David Beek), Dennis (Tiffany) Cregg, Darrell (Miranda) Crawford, Mike Stakenas, Steve (Stephanie) Stakenas, Scott (Becky) Tyndall, Pat Babbin, and Chris (Jenny) Babbin; his cousins, David, Zeke, Chloe, Rylee, Shelby, Anna, Wyatt, Logan, Dakota, Alex, Avery, Dallas, Mallie, Lilly, and Abby; his special great-aunt, Tiny Edmondson; his special friends, Annie Kline, Chaz Major, Jake Plamondon, Kaleb Adams, Ben Gordon, Kyle Iteen, and many many more.

Ryan was preceded in death by his dad, Nolan Crawford and his grandpa, Peter Babbin.

Ryan is now reunited with his dad in heaven and looking down on all of us smiling and having the time of his life looking for the next big buck!

A graveside service is being held Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Custer. A celebration will be held Friday, September 4, 2020 from 5 to 8 p.m. on Stickney’s Back 40, east of Stickney Road on Sippy Road in Eden Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Michigan.

Please share a memory of Ryan at the funeral home website, www.oakgroveludington.com . Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington.

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