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Dallas L. Crow

HAWARDEN, IOWA – Dallas L. Crow, 96, of Hawarden, died on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at the Hillcrest Health Care Services in Hawarden.

   Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will not be having a public memorial at this time.  A private family service will be Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden with Father Paul Bormann officiating. Burial with military rites will follow in the Grace Hill Cemetery. Public viewing, with no family present, and limited to 10 people at a time practicing social distancing, will be at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The family prefers memorials be directed to the West Sioux Sportsman’s Club.

   Dallas L. Crow was born January 7, 1924 in Chatsworth, Iowa, the son of George and LaRena (Hendricks) Crow. He graduated from the Hawarden high School in 1942. Dallas served with the US Army from March of 1943 to December of 1945. He was honorably discharged after serving a year and nine months in Europe with Company C.

   Dallas married Marjorie Forsberg on July 5, 1947 in Hawarden. They made their home in Hawarden where they raised their 6 daughters. Dallas owned and operated a gas station from 1951 to 1975. He then began working at Coilcraft as a machinist until retiring in 2002.

   Dallas was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hawarden, the Hawarden American Legion, the Gun Club, and the West Sioux Sportsman’s Club. He enjoyed country music, especially Jim Reeves, and loved to hunt with his black lab “Lady” and loved to go fishing.

   Margie, his wife of 65 years, passed away on March 30, 2013.

   Dallas is survived by his daughters, Gayle Crow, Jeanne Crow, Mary Crow all of Hawarden, Kay Larson and husband Dann of Le Mars, Iowa, Julie Pravecek and husband Chad of Merrill, Iowa, and Joyce Scheitler and husband Rob of Le Mars; 5 grandchildren, Holly Larson, Chris Larson and wife Allyson, Cassidy Pravecek, Beau Pravecek, and Shaunna Scheitler; 3 great-grandchildren, Wesley, Sadie, and Logan Larson.

   Dallas was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margie; and 2 sisters, Irene Crow and Georgia Crow.

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I remember Dallas as a kind man and can still here his one of a kind voice. I seen him frequently fishing at the gravel pit in Hawarden when I was a young boy and even cast my line and caught his once. Sending thoughts to the Crow family.

Jim McKee Jr. May 10 2020 12:00 AM

Our thoughts & prayers are with you (Mary) & all of your sisiters in the passing of your Dad (Dallas).May God Bless You All at this difficult time. Cindy & Casey Havelaar

Cindy & Casey Havelaar Apr 28 2020 12:00 AM

Enjoyed working with Dallas many years at Coilcraft.
Remember him mentioning his World War II service in Europe, beginning days after D-Day, building temporary bridges for the troop and machinery advancement.
May he and all his fellow soldiers efforts and sacrifices never be forgotten.

Dale Verduin Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

Spent many good times fishing on the gravel pits, hunting teal on the Big Sioux River and shooting at the Thunder Valley rifle range west of Hawarden with Dallas. My parents and the Crows were the best of friends and had a lot of good times together. The memories will live on forever

Curt Anderson Apr 26 2020 12:00 AM