We invite all of Dorothy’s family and friends to funeral services to celebrate the life of Dorothy Ann Crawford, age 69 of Alexandria which will take place at 2pm Saturday, November 30th at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Chapel in St Cloud. Dorothy died peacefully at the St Cloud Hospital at 550 Saturday morning. There will be a gathering time prior to the service from 1 – 2pm at the funeral home in St Cloud, and a time of sharing with family and friends to follow the service. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of St CloudDorothy was born on September 28, 1944 to George Huff and Charlotte (LaFreniere) Huff. She grew up in Minneapolis, and in 1965 after being divorced from Nick Erdos she moved to Yakima, WA. While in Washington, she worked at the US Navy Club as a waitress and later married Louis Christian. The couple later divorced. Dorothy then married Gary Mercer on December 31, 1975 in Burien, WA. The couple moved to Minneapolis in 1977 to be near her family. In 1981 they moved to Bowling Green, KY to be near Gary’s family, and then back to Minnesota in 1982. Dorothy hated the cold, so in 1990, they moved to Las Vegas & Reno, NV. A year later found them in the San Francisco Bay area of California. Missing her children, and family they moved back to Minnesota in 1997. In 2000, tired of the City life, they moved to Alexandria, MN, where they lived close to her daughter Jill, and remained there longer than any place in her life where she enjoyed her life with her sewing hobby
and cats Kizmet and Effie. She loved her 1984 Fiero, and enjoyed being involved with the Vintage Car Club of Alexandria, when she had time.Dorothy worked in a variety of industries including office work, Taxi Cab industry, and Hotel management. Most recently she worked for Wal-Mart where she enjoyed being able to help and communicate with customers and fellow employees. Dorothy loved her country, and served in the Army Reserve alongside Gary in Renton, Washington and received an Honorable Discharge that she was proud of. Wherever Dorothy went, she had a friendly, outgoing personality which reflected how she felt about everyone.She is survived by her life partner Gary Mercer, Alexandria; her children Michlos & Christa Erdos, Germany; Gilbert Erdos, St Paul; Jeffrey & Dawn Erdos, Robbinsdale; Jolene Christian, Robbinsdale; Jill Christian, Osakis; her ten grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; her brothers Gary (Judy) Crawford, Brooklyn Park; and David Caron, Florida; and her many cousins that thought of her as a sister, which are spread around the country including Linda Archie of Rock Hill, SC and Barb Peterson in Minnesota.She is preceded in death by her parents, George Huff, Charlotte Huff, and Grandmother Elsie.
Schedule and Information
There will be a one hour gathering prior to the service Saturday afternoon at the funeral home from 1-2PM
Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, St. Cloud MN
Funeral services celebrating the life of Dorothy Ann Crawford, age 69 of Alexandria will take place at 2PM Saturday, November 30th at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Chapel in St. Cloud. Dorothy died peacefully at the St. Cloud Hospital early Saturday morning. There will be a gathering time prior to the service from 1-2PM at the funeral home in St. Cloud, and a time of sharing with family and friends to follow the service.
Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, St. Cloud MN 3013 Roosevelt Road St. Cloud MN 56301