Ronald "Ron" M. KrackNovember 5, 1958 ~ October 28, 2017 (age 58)
Ronald “Ron” M. Krack, (known as Pookie to his friends) age 58, of Hayti, SD, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at a care center in Lake Norden, SD, after a 22 month battle with cancer. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at the Hayti Lutheran Church in Hayti, SD. Rev. Randy Eisenbeisz will officiate. Music will be provided by Jaret Stormo as organist with congregational singing. Visitation will be at the Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel in Watertown, SD, on Monday, October 30, 2017, from 4-7 p.m. and prior to services at the church on Tuesday.
Burial will be at the West Norden Cemetery in rural Hayti. Pallbearers will be Frank Noah, David Olsen, Craig Seppala, Riley Larson, Brad Larson and Milo Clifford.
Ron was born on November 5, 1958, in Moline, IL, to Robert H. and Beth (Malmstrom) Krack. He attended United Township High School in East Moline, IL. Ron worked various jobs before heading to Oklahoma to work in the oilfields where he met and married Vickie Larson on December 19, 1982, in Clinton, OK.
After living in Oklahoma for two years, the couple moved to McAllen, TX, where Ron started working as a carpenter for Preload Incorporated. The couple traveled extensively with his job over the next six years, going north and east in the summer and south in the winter. In 1990, Ron and Vickie moved to Hayti, SD. He started out as a self-employed plumber and later went to work for Redlinger Brothers Plumbing. He worked there until his health led him to retirement.
Ron enjoyed fishing, gardening, and his flowers. He liked smoking various meats on the smoker and having his friends over to “the clubhouse” especially for the Fourth of July.
Ron is survived by his wife, Vickie, of Hayti, SD; one daughter, Kaitlynn Krack, of Sioux Falls, SD; one brother, Don (Melody) Krack, of Ottertail, MN; one sister, Lisa (Harry) Spikes, of Rogers, AR; one sister-in-law, Jan (Darryll) Larson, of Crooks, SD; many aunts and uncles including Merry (Frank) Noah, of Silvis, IL, and their family; and several nieces, nephews and very close friends.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents.