Franklin Henry Crow died March 12, 2004, at his home. He was 69.
Crow was born June 14, 1935, in Akron, Iowa to William and Lillian Crow. He was one of eight children.
Crow spent his youth years helping on the farm in Iowa. In later years he worked as a plumber for his uncle Charlie. He married his first wife Barb. They had five children together. In 1972, Crow married Delores. They had one child together and he helped to raise Delores' three children. They were married 31 years before his passing. They spent their married years living in Minnesota and then relocating to the Knez Divide Ranch. Crow worked as an electrician, at Colowyo Coal Company, and as a maintenance worker for The Memorial Hospital before retiring. Crow loved to spend his days farming, hunting, fishing, and collecting old pocket watches. He was particularly fond of his John Deere tractor and his red Dodge pickup. Crow was well loved and will be greatly missed.
Crow is survived by his wife, Delores; his children Mark Crow, Mike Crow, Rodney Crow, Sharon Pope, William Crow, Mike Grove, Jackie Harry, and Frances Nielsen; 17 grandchildren; his sisters Mert Marsh and Delores Meske; brothers Jack Crow, Jim Crow, Will Crow, and Jerry Crow; and several nieces and nephews.
Crow was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lillian Crow, his sister, Betty Rzadecki, and his daughter, Lynn Kay Crow.
Services were held March 14, 2004, with Father Ernest Bayer and Father Roger Lascelle officiating. Mass was March 15, 2004 at St. Michael's Church.
Music selections were "Remember When," "Amazing Grace," "On Eagle's Wings," and "The Lord's Prayer."
Pallbearers were Mike Crow, Mike Grove, Rodney Crow, Joel S. Harry, Willie Crow, Marcus Nielson, Chester Pope, and Joel C. Harry.
Honorary pallbearers were all grandchildren, family, and friends.