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“Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Donna Meek - Spokane, WA - Friend

“I'm sorry for your loss prayers for everyone ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Theresa Hedeen - Rapid City, SD

“Tim was one of the kindest, sweetest, guys I ever met. You will be missed by everyone who loved you. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Pam Stransky - Mitchell, SD

“It has been our honor and privilege to care for Tim. Thank you for allowing us to care and love on them. We hope you are finding peace and rest...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Aseracare Team

“My heart goes out to all Tims family and friends he was an awesome man with a big heart I will never forget him , until we meet again my friend.. may...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Patricia Hofer - Sioux Falls, SD

“We are so sorry for your loss; keeping you all in our prayers. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Ken and Michelle Payne - SD

“R.I.P..........Timmy man ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: gene carroll - volga, SD - Friend

Tim was born on July 27, 1963, in Aberdeen. He moved to Burke with his mother at a young age, and then started school in Mitchell until his mother finished nursing school. They then moved to Gregory, where Tim continued school until his sophomore year of high school. He moved to Burke and decided to earn his GED. After high school, he earned an associate's degree as an HVAC technician. He worked at several jobs in the manufacturing field before having to give up work due to his failing health.

Tim had several hobbies. When he was young he had a love for cars, and was a master at building all types of model cars. He always loved playing card games and doing puzzles, the more challenging the better. He took great pride in creating artistic projects once he couldn't work anymore.

His favorite place to be on earth was on his grandparents' farm in rural Lucas. He worked very hard helping them with fieldwork and taking care of their animals. He had a lifetime love of fishing and tried to go as often as he could.

Tim is survived by his mother, Judie Whitepipe of Gregory; three children, Jennifer Crouch and John Crouch of Michigan, and Bre anna Crouch of Sioux Falls; his two sisters, Carrie (Jeff) Howard of Woonsocket and Suzanne (Jim) Kahler of Plankinton; three grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his father, Richard Crouch; his step-father, Elmer Whitepipe; and uncles, Charlie Whitepipe, Jr. and Wayne Middlesworth.

Timothy A. Crouch, 54, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Aurora-Brule Care and Rehab in White Lake after fighting a long battle with severe heart disease.

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A memorial service for Timothy Crouch, 54, was held Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Berean Fundamental Church in Gregory, SD, with Pastor Frank McMillen officiating.

Music was provided by Dottie Shoemaker, pianist. Congregational hymn was "Amazing Grace." Recorded music was "Go Rest High on that Mountain" by Vince Gill and "Praise You in this Storm" by Casting Crowns.

Tim's sister Carrie Howard gave the Eulogy.

Honorary Urn Bearers were Anthony Middlesworth, Brandyn Middlesworth, Rhys Middlesworth, Michael Leonard, Eldon Whitepipe, and Dawsyn Kahler.

Interment of ashes will be in the Petersen Cemetery, Lucas, SD, at a later date.