Dennis Crispin


Dennis B. Crispin age 75, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at his home in Missouri Valley, Iowa after a 26 year long battle with a blood disorder. Dennis was born October 9, 1943 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Leonard and Bernice (Vallier) Crispin. Dennis attended country school through grade school and graduated from the Missouri Valley High School in 1961. He was married to Connie Torgerson April 2, 1966. Dennis served in the Army Reserves from 1962 until 1968. Dennis farmed with his brother Larry for forty-five years retiring in 2005. He was a life-long member of the United Methodist Church, avid Yankees and Johnny Cash fan. He loved watching sports, spending time with his family and collecting toy tractors.

Dennis is preceded in death by his son Mark Crispin, brothers, Larry and Roger Crispin, parents, Leonard and Bernice Crispin.

Survivors include his wife: Connie Crispin; son: Bruce Crispin and wife Kim; daughter: Kim Grimes and her husband Steve; grandchildren: Carter and Kinsey Crispin, Madeline, Melissa and Bradley Grimes.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

The family invites everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Church following the committal service at the cemetery.










Loving Memory Of


Dennis B. Crispin



October 9, 1943                                 Council Bluffs, Iowa


Entered Into Rest

January 8, 2019                              Missouri Valley, Iowa


Funeral Service

11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019

United Methodist Church

Missouri Valley, Iowa


Officiating                                 Pastor Jason Gutzmer


Organist                                               Genelle Riesland


Honorary Bearers

Bob Tamisiea                                             Denny Osborn

Brian Hansen                                              Lyle McIntosh


Casket Bearers

Don Brothers                                          Tracy Thompson

Matt Pitt                                                     Tom McIntosh

Dick Hansen                                          Kenny Kemmish


Final Resting Place

Rose Hill Memorial Garden

Missouri Valley, Iowa






If Tomorrow Never Comes


If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time, I’d hear your voice lifted in praise, I would videotape each action and word so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute or two to stop and say the “I love you” instead of assuming that you KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day well, I’m sure you’ll have so many more so I can let this one slip away.

For surely there’s always tomorrow to make up for an oversight, and we always get a second chance to make everything all right.

There will always be another day to say our “I love you’s,” and certainly there’s another chance to say our “Anything I can do’s?”

But just in case I might be wrong and today is all I get, I’d like to say how much I love you and hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike, and today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight.

So, if you’re waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today? For if tomorrow never comes, you’ll surely regret the day that you didn’t take that extra time for a smile, a hug or kiss, and you were too busy to grant someone what turned out to be their last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today, whisper in their ear. Tell them how much you love them and that you’ll always hold them dear.

Take time to say “I’m sorry,” “please forgive me,” “thank you” or “it’s OK.”

And if tomorrow never comes, you’ll have no regrets about today.






  • Angie Conyers Posted January 8, 2019 8:53 pm

    Rest well Denny! Thinking of you and your family.

  • Beckya Yager Posted January 9, 2019 9:51 am

    So many fond memories of Denny and the Crispin boys… especially since we always sat in front of them in church when we were young!
    One fond memory I have was when Denny “ MADE” me take money out of the collection plate when I was 4 years old!
    Rest In Peace

  • Molly Green Posted January 9, 2019 11:25 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Denny’s passing. He was such a great guy! Hugs and prayers for you all.

  • Molly Green Posted January 9, 2019 11:27 am

    I am sorry sorry to hear of Denny’s passing. He was a great man! Thinking of you all.

  • Leia Johnsen Posted January 9, 2019 4:12 pm

    Dear Sis and family
    My heart goes out to all of you. So many memories of families together on 4th of July, Desoto Bend etc. I can see Denny and Mark with their big smiles and ball caps on playing catch. Peace and Blessings to all.
    Love you be strong.
    Leia and John and family
    P.S. Thanks for the memories

  • Daniel BOnd Posted January 10, 2019 5:49 pm

    so sad to hear the news of a good friend. our prayers goes out to his family’s and relative. RIP Denny your in a better place now.

  • Cindy Golden-Burgett Posted January 12, 2019 2:07 pm

    To Denny’s family & friends,

    We were saddened to hear about Denny’s passing.

    He was so loved and well-thought of by all who were lucky toi know him, his wonderful parents and family.

    God bless you during this time of sadness and maybe remembering all the happy times will help ease your heavy hearts as you heal.
    With love across the miles,
    Cindy Golden-Burgett Seattle, wa
    Golden family Council Bluffs

  • Jim and Linda Dinsmore Posted January 12, 2019 5:10 pm

    Jim and I are so sorry to hear of Denny’s passing. Connie we got to visit with you at the store about how your lives and ours were going. Your memories will help during the sad times in the future. Your family will be in our prayers.

  • Naomi Posted January 16, 2019 2:04 pm

    I am thinking of you during this difficult time. May God comfort you in the days ahead as Romans 15:5 says he supplies comfort and endurance. My deepest sympathies to the family of Dennis.

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