Byrne M. Crisp, 93, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Dell Rapids, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Dow Rummel Village in Sioux Falls. Her Memorial Service will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018 in the Halladay-Peterson Chapel at Dow Rummel in Sioux Falls. Visitation will be one hour prior to the start of the service. A private inurnment will be in the Logan Reformed Cemetery, rural Dell Rapids.
Byrne Mercedes Haak was born on November 13, 1924 on a farm east of Dell Rapids, the daughter of Dick and Polly (Heeren) Haak. She grew up on the family farm and attended country school in the Logan Township. She graduated from Dell Rapids High School in 1943 and then attended General Beadle Teachers College. She taught for four years in the Logan Township. Byrne married Robert Crisp on June 7, 1947 in Sioux Falls. They made their home on a farm east of Dell Rapids. The couple retired in 1987 and moved into Dell Rapids in 2001.
Byrne was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sioux Falls, the Logan Extension Club and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed her 20 years singing with the Auxiliary Sextet, the Quarrytones. Byrne and Robert enjoyed traveling and visited all 50 states in the USA.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brother, Clayton.
She is survived by her five children, Marsha Baldwin of Woodbridge, VA, Loren (Judy) Crisp of Sebring, FL, Ken (Debbie) Crisp of Baltic, Kevin Crisp of Dell Rapids and Candi (Brad) Grossenburg of Sioux Falls; her 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.