of Milan, Michigan, age 74, went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 20, 2023 peacefully at her home. She was born August 25, 1948 in Ann Arbor, the daughter of Bernard “Parky” and Mildred “Micki” (Bersuder) Crawford. She was an employee of Ford Motor Company in Saline, where she was involved with the Union (First Female Union Representative). Judy was an avid sports fan, especially the Detroit Red Wings. She loved outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing, hiking, scuba diving, and snowshoeing. Judy was an Augusta Township Trustee and volunteered for the Augusta Fire Department. She enjoyed quilting, was the President of the Ann Arbor Quilt Guild, and gave away many quilts. Judy was a very smart person with knowledge of many things, and her father taught her many practical skills. She even designed the home that they lived in.
On October 2, 1998, she married Michael Thornton, and he survives. Other survivors include her son. Kresten (Breanna) Sakstrup of Texas; a step-daughter Angel Morina of Garden City; a step-son Steven Thornton of Northville; seven grandchildren, Kol Sakstrup and Kaylie Sakstrup, Devin and Desmond Kelly, Ava and Alyssa Thornton, and Kiana Thornton; one great-grandaughter, Chloe; her mother Micki; and her sister, Donna (Dan) Schmidt. She was preceded in death by her father, Bernard Crawford, and a step-son, Patrick Thornton.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 28, 2023, at 11:00 am at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7411 Scio Church Road, Ann Arbor with Pastor Paul Jansen officiating. Burial will be at Salem Lutheran Cemetery with a luncheon to follow. The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel Thursday, April 27, from 11-2 & 4-7 pm.
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