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Loyd Crismon

Loyd Eugene Crismon

May 29th, 1923 - March 26th, 2019
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Obituary

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.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday March 30th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday March 30th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    Address
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorials can be directed to Jenkins Living Center, Great Plains Lutheran United in Praise Fund or Watertown Christian School Teacher Work Fund.
  • Service

    Saturday March 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday March 30th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    Address
    1111 4th St. N.E.
    Watertown, SD
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorials can be directed to Jenkins Living Center, Great Plains Lutheran United in Praise Fund or Watertown Christian School Teacher Work Fund.
  • Interment

    Location
    First Baptist Cemetery
    Address
    AVON, SD 57315
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Laura Kroger

Posted at 12:39pm
So sad to hear of Loyd's passing. I LOVED listening to his stories! He will be missed by many!
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Susan and Stan Kannas

Posted at 04:20pm
Dr. Crismon and Family, prayers to you all as you go through this difficult time. God is with you.
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Posted at 10:20pm
Deepest sympathies to you and your family. Chris & Helen Adducci
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Jerry & Gwen

Posted at 08:38pm
Our sympathy in your loss.
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