Robert “Bob” H. Crisp, 87, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Dell Rapids passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the Dow-Rummel Village in Sioux Falls, SD. His Memorial Service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2012 at Halladay-Peterson Chapel at Dow Rummel Village, Sioux Falls, SD. Visitation will be on Sunday, April 15, 2012 with the family present from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Kahler Funeral Home, Dell Rapids. A prayer service will begin at 4:00 p.m. with Military Rites to follow.
Robert “Bob” Hugh Crisp was born on March 28, 1925 on a farm near Dell Rapids, SD, the son of Harry and Ethel (Thomson) Crisp. He grew up on the family farm and attended Spearville Country School and then Dell Rapids High School graduating in 1943. Bob served in the U. S. Army during W.W. II in Japan. After his honorable discharge in 1946 he returned to Dell Rapids to farm. Bob married Byrne Haak on June 7, 1947 in Sioux Falls, SD. The couple farmed east of Dell Rapids until they retired in 1987. Bob continued to help on the farm until they moved into town in 2001.
Bob was a member of First Baptist Church in Sioux Falls, the Dell Rapids American Legion Post and a life member of VFW #628 in Sioux Falls. Bob and Byrne enjoyed traveling to all 50 states. Bob enjoyed woodworking, gardening, bridge, bird watching and spending time with his family. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Betty Burkhart and Lucille Daugaard and two brothers, Max and Ralph.
Bob is survived by his wife, Byrne of Sioux Falls; his children, Marsh (Phil) Baldwin of Salt Lake City, UT, Loren (Judy) Crisp of Sebring, FL, Ken (Debbie) Crisp of Baltic, Kevin Crisp of Dell Rapids and Candi (Brad) Grossenburg of Sioux Falls; his 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; his brother, Reg Crisp and his sister, Harriet Brown.
Memorials may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Dell Rapids Trailway Fund.