Crown, Verle Amy (Lynch) (December 28, 1919 - March 17, 2007)

Verle A. Crown

Douglas Budget - March 21, 2007

Verle C. Crown, age 87, of Wall, S.D., died March 17, 2007, at the Clarkson Mt. View Healthcare Faciliy in Rapid City.

Verle Amy (Lynch) Crown was born Dec. 28, 1919, at the family homestead north of Quinn S.D., to John and Etna (Flatt) Lynch. She attended school at Lake Creek School and started high school at Quinn.

She married Merle Lynal Crown on Sept. 14, 1940. They moved to Rapid City and lived there for three years. They then moved to Wall and worked on Merle's family dairy. They purchased the Puritan Oil dealership in 1946. In 1961, they built the bowling alley, where she worked for many years. In 1964, they started the Red Arrow Campground where she also worked. They later bought the Emil Muller place, where she resided until November 2006 when she moved into Clarkson Mountain View Health Care Facility.

Mrs. Crown was an inspiration to her family and others through her kindness, nurturing guidance and strong faith. One of her many pleasures was her children and grandchildren. She also had a great passion for animals especially cats. She was an active member of United Methodist Church.

Grateful for sharing her life are her children, Patty Kjerstad of Wall, Merlin Crown and his wife Betty of Wall, Donna Fauske and her husband David of Wall, Alvin Crown and his wife Donna of Wall, Doug Crown and his wife Darla of Rapid City, Bonnie Ramirez and her husband Tom of Douglas and Gale Crown and his wife Tammie of Wall; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; sister Ila Mae Norman of Rapid City; and sister-in-law Wilma Lynch of Quinn.

Mrs. Crown was preceded in death by her husband Merle Crown on June 20, 2005; her parents; brothers Marlo and Verlyn Lynch; sisters Velma Dartt and Gladys Kitterman; son-in-law Richard "Dick" Kjerstad; and granddaughter-in-law Rose Mary Kjerstad.

Funeral services were held March 20 at United Methodist Church in Wall with Pastor Brad Kattelmann officiating.

Interment was at the Wall Cemetery.

A memorial is established. Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall.

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