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.Tod R. Wright.

Collected and contributed by:  Bill Fonferek

. July 28 to August 7, 2013  .
.Green Bay Press-Gazette. 

Matie Belle Crawford, 94, of Town of Little River, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013 at Sharpe Care LTD, Oconto Falls. Matie was born March 2, 1919 in DePere to the late Patrick and Mary (Davis) FitzGerald.

She married Kenneth Crawford Sr. on May 25, 1945. Matie owned and operated Evergreen Farms with her husband Kenneth for over 50 years. Matie served her church as treasurer for over 40 years and was a long time Children's Sabbath School teacher. She was a foster parent for four children over the years. Matie was a member of Christ's Community Church of Seventh Day-Adventist, Lena.

Matie is survived by her husband Kenneth Crawford Sr., Little River; daughter, Vickie Guyette, Oconto; son, Ken (Jewell) Crawford Jr., Brookville, OH; sister-in-law, Florence FitzGerald, Chicago, IL; six grandchildren: Kelly (Jerry) Hill, Dr. Kerry (Lourdes) Crawford, Jessica Marshall, Jacob Marshall, Steven Aubry, Dan Aubry; seven great-grandchildren: Cameron, Celeste, Sienna, Soleil, Summer, Kayleigh and Sophia.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Stephen and Raymond FitzGerald, two sisters, Jane Mucerino, Hazel Herwick and a great-grandson Jonathon Marshall.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Christ's Community Church of Seventh-Day Adventist, 538 Harley St., Lena from 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted 4 p.m. Tuesday at the church with Pastor Rick Binford officiating.

The Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Christ's Community Church of Seventh-Day Adventist building fund.

Published in Oconto County Reporter on July 17, 2013
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Tod R. Wright, 58, Oconto died at his home Saturday, July 27, 2013. He was born December 9, 1954 in Oconto. Tod served in the U. S. Army.

He is survived by his mother Phyllis (Kenneth) Allen, Abrams; four brothers, Mark Allen, Abrams; Snoopy (Tina) Allen, Little Suamico; Lonnie (Kathy) Allen, Abrams; Loren Allen, Marion, SC and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Tod was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronnie and Ricky Wright.

There will be no formal funeral services held. Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home, Oconto is assisting the family. Online condolences can be expressed at

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Visions of NEW, especially Gail LaJoice, for their wonderful care giving.