Donald Wayne Cromwell was born July 16, 1931, one of seven kids born to Arthur and Martha (Lesmeister) Cromwell.He was raised on the family farm south of Draper SD.With this, Don and Helen decided to go with a Rush Free Zone for their cafe.
He thought anything was possible and couldn’t wait to jump into the action.
Don was preceded in death by daughters Deb Haka and Donna Westhoff, and siblings, Laura Mae (at age 2), Clarence, Lawrence and Hazel Darnaby.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, Pierre; daughters, Pat Cromwell (Skip Fossen), Rapid City, Robin Cromwell, Draper, Valerie Moore (Rick), Chamberlain; sons, Mike Cromwell (Dawn), Butternut, WI, and Chris Cromwell (Erika), Brandon, SD; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchilden; two sisters, Margaret Hansen and Bev (Tom) Maples, Rapid City and a brother, Richard (Nancy) of Silt, CO.
Logan Reyes Aguallo, 25, was born January 14, 1992 in Alliance to Joe and Peggy (Peterson) Aguallo.
Funeral services will be am on Wednesday, December 20th at the United Methodist Church in Kennebec, SD with Rev. On December 10, 1934, she married Alex Mathison in Reliance, SD and they eventually settled on a farm north of Kennebec.
As a young girl, she attended the rural country school.
After graduating from Draper High School, Don worked on the farm until he was drafted in 1952 and served in the Army during the Korean War.
While serving as an Army Private, Don received a field promotion to Sergeant.
He did not talk much about his service other than these kinds of comments.
While in Korea, Don received one of those “Dear John” letters. An Army friend from Indiana suggested that Don write to a friend of his girlfriend and who both thought Don would enjoy and appreciate.
Coming back to Draper, Don started wearing many hats.