May 18, 1948 - March 31, 2023
Service Date: April 15, 2023
Location Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 10:00 a.m., at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home followed by inurnment, with military honors, at Pine Lawn Memorial Park
William (Bill) Joseph Crackel, 74, of Rapid City, passed away on March 31, 2023, after a brief battle with Alzheimer’s.
Bill was born on May 18, 1948, to Wayne and Louisa Crackel in Pierre, SD. He went on to serve for the United States Army as a private first class stationed in Fort Riley, KS.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy of 40 years; 6 children, Staci, Robert, Tina, Dora, Eric and Sarah; and 3 sisters, Betty Lou, Janis, and Jackie; 12 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his paternal and maternal grandparents, his parents, a son, and a grandson.
Bill drove truck for most of his life. He also liked to work on vehicles in his off time. He always had some project he was working on whether it be a classic car he was restoring or building something out of wood in the garage.