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Donald W. Crawmer 1937-2022


Posted By: Barry R Huntsinger (email)
Date: 2/13/2022 at 06:51:49

Donald W. Crawmer, son of Anna (Nally) and John Crawmer, was born on January 1, 1937, at home. He passed away on February 6, 2022, at Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg, Iowa at the age of 85.

Don attended Walnut Township school. On April 3, 1959, Don was united in marriage to Verna Mammen in Jackson, Minnesota. They made their home in Emmetsburg.

Don served as a combat engineer in the Army from 1954-1957. Don then went into the construction business, working for Hodgman, Rohlin, Boggess and Midwest Limestone. In 1982, Don started his own company, Donís Excavating & Construction, retiring in 1998.

After retirement, Don and Verna built a home in West Plains, Missouri. Later, moving back to Iowa to be closer to their daughters and grandchildren. They bought a home in Graettinger,Iowa where he currently lived.

Don enjoyed listening to a Sunday Morning Service on the radio, his dogs, Tyke and Candy, and seeing family. Don also enjoyed watching westerns, keeping up with the weather and watching political news #Trump2024.

Left to cherish his memory are daughters Donna Snow of Spencer,Iowa, Shelly (Bert) Refsell of Wallingford,Iowa, and Kathy (Mick) Cooke of Emmetsburg; four grandchildren, Brandi Refsell (Andrew), and their children, Cayden and Kinley of Graettinger, Kristi Behrends (Terry), and their children, Lauren and Blake of Graettinger, Amie Walkup (Jeff) and their children, Macey, Avery and Myles of Glidden,Iowa, and Adam Cooke (Allison) and their children, Brynley and Bentley of Sheldon, Iowa.

Donald is preceded in death by, his wife Verna, a sister Marie, brother Jim, his parents and mother and father-in-law.

A funeral service was held Thursday, February 10, 2022 at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Graettinger.

(Source: Henry-Olson Funeral Home, Estherville, Iowa.)


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