Margaret Crawford, 95, died peacefully April 4, 2011, at South Wind Hospice Home in Pratt, Kan.
She was born October 8, 1915, to Jacob and Edith Koenders DeYoung. Her father had emigrated from the Netherlands to the United States, at which time his name was inadvertently changed from DeJong to DeYoung. She was born on the original family homestead 20 miles north of Midland, S.D., near Ottumwa.
After moving to a new family farm near Midland in 1918, she attended rural schools and graduated from Eureka High School in Haakon County, S.D.