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Robert Eugene Crow


Robert Eugene Crow, 70, of Highmore, SD, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at his home in Highmore surrounded by family.

A Celebration of his Life will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 13, 2014 at the Church of Christ, Highmore with Pastor Max Kelley officiating. 

Robert Eugene Crow was born on November 24, 1943 to Robert T. and Bettie (Davis) Crow in Waterloo, IA.  He attended Valley High of Elgin, IA and following graduation he continued at the Upper Iowa University in Fayette, IA.  He became a high school teacher of math, science, and physics. Robert married Linda Hackmann on December 28, 1965 at Elgin, IA. 

Robert enjoyed gardening, reading, carpentry, music, fishing, cooking, camping and traveling. He especially loved his flower garden. He was a Cub Scout leader for the Boy Scouts of America in Victor, IA for several years.  He was a member of Highmore Church of Christ where he served on the mission board. He also published a paper for the Iowa Academy of Science. His teaching career took him many places throughout his life such as, Cylinder, IA, Emmetsburg, IA, Olin, IA, Victor, IA, Stephan, SD, Fort Thompson, SD, and Highmore, SD.

While living in South Dakota, he taught at Crow Creek High School, Harrold Schools, and the After School Program at Highmore Elementary. He was back at Crow Creek High School when he needed to resign due to his illness. 

He was a gentle man who loved his students as much as his family.

Grateful to have shared in his life was his wife, Linda of Highmore; children: Carlin Crow of Wichita, KS, Holli (Mark) Oberheu of Denver, IA, Jeremy (LeAnne) Crow of Nixa, MO, Heidi (Jason) Lavender of Wichita, KS, Heather (Eric) Trefz of Highmore, and Cameron (Erika) Crow of Olathe, KS; 14 grandchildren; four brothers and one sister; nieces, and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Robert T. Crow and Bettie (Davis) Crow.

Luze Funeral Home of Highmore has been entrusted with Robert’s arrangements.



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