He was in close combat which was close enough and he learned that the enemy had a diet which had a lot of garlic.

He thought anything was possible and couldn’t wait to jump into the action.

Don was preceded in death by daughters Deb Haka and Donna Westhoff, and siblings, Laura Mae (at age 2), Clarence, Lawrence and Hazel Darnaby.

Funeral services will be am on Wednesday, December 20th at the United Methodist Church in Kennebec, SD with Rev. On December 10, 1934, she married Alex Mathison in Reliance, SD and they eventually settled on a farm north of Kennebec.

As a young girl, she attended the rural country school.

While on the school board, Don was insistent that girl’s sports be supported equally to boy’s sports.

He was proud of helping keep the Draper High School open for eight years longer than most people though possible. There were a lot of books in the Cromwell household.She is survived by her two daughters, Dona Kerwin of Milaca, MN and Karen (Gene) Huddleston of Ramona, SD; seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one great great-granddaughter and many nieces and nephews. Burial, with full military honors, will be Friday, Dec.Donald Wayne Cromwell, 86, of Draper, SD, passed away December 16, 2017 at Avera Maryhouse, Pierre. 22, at pm at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis.Some of this was probably not legal but what the heck, statute of limitations has probably long passed. There were nephews who were sent to the farm for summer rehabilitation.It was a pretty good life for everyone and seldom a dull moment.He did not talk much about his service other than these kinds of comments.