The family farm was sold in the early 80’s and Don and Helen moved into Draper, taking on a gas station and cafe along I-90. The locals became the coffee crew who met up in the mornings and afternoons.

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He is survived by his wife, Helen, Pierre; daughters, Pat Cromwell (Skip Fossen), Rapid City, Robin Cromwell, Draper, Valerie Moore (Rick), Chamberlain; sons, Mike Cromwell (Dawn), Butternut, WI, and Chris Cromwell (Erika), Brandon, SD; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchilden; two sisters, Margaret Hansen and Bev (Tom) Maples, Rapid City and a brother, Richard (Nancy) of Silt, CO.

Logan Reyes Aguallo, 25, was born January 14, 1992 in Alliance to Joe and Peggy (Peterson) Aguallo.

With this, Don and Helen decided to go with a Rush Free Zone for their cafe.

This was picked up by the newspaper and then hit a national news magazine followed by calls for interviews from radio programs and newspapers around the country.

He served on the Jones County School board and received calls from people all over the county regarding education issues. There was a party line for phone service for four farm households and three TV channels available by TV antenna. There were hail storms that wiped out wheat crops, farm accidents and record setting blizzards.

The books provided both entertainment and education. Good fishing would bring out the seine which helped relocate fish to other dams. There were bullfrogs brought back from Missouri that decided western South Dakota was a good place to live. All the Cromwell kids learned to drive tractors before they drove cars.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 said he knew to pay even closer attention to what was going on if he got a whiff of garlic.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.Don stated in interviews that he had a problem with anyone who would talk trash about women because it was good that women be strong independent people.