She is survived by her two daughters, Dona Kerwin of Milaca, MN and Karen (Gene) Huddleston of Ramona, SD; seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one great great-granddaughter and many nieces and nephews. Burial, with full military honors, will be Friday, Dec.
Donald Wayne Cromwell, 86, of Draper, SD, passed away December 16, 2017 at Avera Maryhouse, Pierre. 22, at pm at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis.
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.
It was a pretty good life for everyone and seldom a dull moment.
Don and Helen wrote letters to each other for almost two years while Don served in the Army.
On Don’s Army discharge there were letters going back and forth and an understanding that Don was going back to the family farm.
With this, Don and Helen decided to go with a Rush Free Zone for their cafe.
This was picked up by the newspaper and then hit a national news magazine followed by calls for interviews from radio programs and newspapers around the country.