Born: December 10, 1976
Journeyed to the Spirit World: March 2, 2022
On June 4, 2022, Zachary Delano Crow quietly jumped on the wings of the Eagle to join friends and family in the spirit world. He was born right before midnight on August 18, 1985, in Flandreau, SD. Shortly thereafter, his family moved to Pipestone, MN where he resided for the next 5 years before returning to Flandreau. Zach then attended Spafford Elementary, McCrossan Boys Ranch, and Springfield where he received his education and valuable life skills to strategize his future endeavors. While a youngster Zach liked to sneak a smoke with his Tahansi Skye Nelson and his best buddy Marshall Cochran-Allen. (RIP) They did this all the time. As a young man, Zach worked for the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe with the Maintenance Department and also at “Allen’s Auto” with Victor Allen as one of his passions was old cars. He also shared this passion with his Deksi and namesake Conrad Delano Redearth. Zach was genuine in his concern for others as he demonstrated by running a taxi service for those who shouldn’t have otherwise been driving. A local police officer was quoted as saying, “Zach was a valuable asset to the Flandreau Community by driving people to and home from the bars.” Zach also enjoyed 60’s – 70’s rock music like AC/DC and Jim Morrison and CHEESEBURGERS. But he especially loved Elvis Presley’s gospel songs. Zach was also happy and willing to help anyone in need often cutting himself short to help another out. He was a very generous person, selfless. Zach was a very kind-hearted, thoughtful and respectful person towards everyone, a loving young man. He also liked to joke around and tease his family and friends. He was known for his quick wit and humor, he always had people laughing. But when Zach himself laughed it caused a twinkle in his eyes to intensify the beautiful green color they were. Zach was a good friend, a good son, brother, uncle and cousin. Zach was very proud of his only niece Melodie Mae and her son SeKani John Delano Crow named in honor of her uncles. Zach fought the good fight with his health issues, he fought it with courage, strength, and humility, never complaining. He was a good person, a good Dakota man. People that were always there for him were Bunny Allen, Lindsey Morrow, Joe Blackwolf, Kevin Payer, Robin Rederth, Willie Schrader, Perry Lufkins, Paul Corcoran, Aaron Fisherman and Franceilia Hammer.
Zach is survived by his mom Melodie Mae Crow, sister Rosemary Donna Crow (Brittany Marshall), niece Melodie Mae Crow, Auntie Pat Schmidt, grandson SeKani John Delano Crow, Deksi and Tunwin, and all his cousins, many friends, and all of the community.
Services will be 11:00 am Friday, June 10, 2022 at Wicoicaga Otipi Community Center, Flandreau, with burial in First Presbyterian Cemetery, Flandreau. Visitation begins Wednesday at 5:00 pm with an all-night wake service both Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the community center. www.skrochfc.com.