Written by The Herald-News
Donald Crusch, 84, died peacefully at his home in Sidney on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.
He was born Aug. 25, 1928, to Eric and Elva Crusch, raised with six siblings in Bainville. He married Doris Renders in Fairview and to this union four daughters were born.
Ranching was his first love — how he enjoyed the cattle roundups, the joy of riding fast and free and watching the evening sun set in the West. Then, in February of 1970, he met the true love of his life, the Lord Jesus Christ, and true freedom and he looked forward to a different roundup, one that promises love and joy for eternity.
His daily prayer has been that all his family and friends would know Jesus as Savior before the sun sets for the last time and it is too late forever to be in that roundup in the sky.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris; brother, Cecil; sisters, Cleone Danielson and Venice LaCounte; and stepdaughter, Gail Bradford.
Survivors include his wife, Nita, of Sidney; daughters, Kathie Smith of Sidney, Colleen Crum of Sidney, Kelly Crusch of Williston, N.D., Kristi Wilson of Billings; stepdaughter, Karil Qualls of Washington; stepson, Robert Willis of Oregon; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and brothers, Larry of Joliet, Denny of Fairfield and Leslie of Oakley, Kansas.
Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 9, at the Cornerstone FBC in Williston, N.D. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery in Fairview, N.D.