Loyd E. Crismon, 95, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, at Prairie Lakes Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, at Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Reverend Paul Kimball will officiate, with music by Burdell Gauger as soloist accompanied by Daniel Tsukamoto.
Note Date: Interment will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at Avon Baptist Cemetery with Military Honors at Avon, SD. Reverend Bill VanGerpen will officiate.
Memorials can be directed to Jenkins Living Center, Great Plains Lutheran United in Praise Fund or Watertown Christian School Teacher Work Fund.
Loyd Eugene Crismon was born on May 29, 1923, to Hosea and Grace (Dodds) Crismon in Dixon, Missouri. After graduating from high school, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He spent two years in the South Pacific during WWII as a member of the 551st Signal Corp. He was honorably discharged in 1946. In 1948, Loyd graduated from the University of Missouri. He received his master’s degree at Northern State University in Aberdeen. He served at various schools as a teacher, administrator and Foster Grandparent until 2010.
In 1965, Loyd married Darlene Johnson of Avon, South Dakota. The couple made their home in Holiday, Florida, from 1970-2002. During this time, he showed his love for Jesus by volunteering as a Sunday School teacher and deacon. Darlene passed away in 2002.
Loyd is survived by children, Craig (Jenny) Crismon and Paula (Gary) Martell of Watertown; and grandchildren, Collin, Evan and Camille of Watertown.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, infant daughter and two brothers.