Myrtle ran the local café and Alex was the deputy sheriff and operated the bar.

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Don said that even if you didn’t know what you were doing it would probably work out okay if you just tried to do the right thing.

Family and friends would probably recognize his catch phrase of “ah hell, you can do that”.

Don and Helen wrote letters to each other for almost two years while Don served in the Army.

On Don’s Army discharge there were letters going back and forth and an understanding that Don was going back to the family farm.

Donald Wayne Cromwell was born July 16, 1931, one of seven kids born to Arthur and Martha (Lesmeister) Cromwell.

He was raised on the family farm south of Draper SD.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.Coming back to Draper, Don started wearing many hats.He was a husband, father, farmer, Pee Wee baseball coach, school board member, American Legion Commander, South Dakota Democratic Party County Chair, town team basketball coach, and all this while farming and raising a family.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.