James Robert Crisel

July 11, 1977May 24, 2013

James Robert Crisel, 35, of Alma, AR died Friday, May 24, 2013 in Van Buren. He was born July 11, 1977 in Colorado Springs, CO. He was a computer specialist for the Navy and served during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He is survived by four sons, Shayne Robert Crisel, Shaun James Crisel, Seth Edward Crisel, and Skyler Mitchell Crisel, all of the home; his parents, Richard Crisel and Colleen Doerksen of Van Buren; the mother of his children, Regina Barnett of Alma; a sister, Tammy Crisel of Moore, OK; eight brothers, Jeremy Crisel of Houston, TX, Brandon Crisel and Ricky Crisel of Tulsa, OK, Andrew Morris and Thomas Crisel of Modesto, CA, Paul Crisel, Brian Crisel, and Bruce Crisel of Van Buren; maternal grandfather, James Doerksen of Hickman, CA; maternal grandmother, Ruthe Doerksen of Denair, CA as well as his wife Nadia Crisel.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Fort Smith National Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home in Van Buren, AR.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Crisel, Shayne Crisel, Paul Crisel, Brian Crisel, Bruce Crisel, Shaun Crisel.

The family will visit with friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  • Funeral Wednesday, May 29, 2013

James Robert Crisel

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jeremy crisel

October 11, 2013

Not a day goes by that I dont miss you dude

Henryk Zaleski

June 12, 2013

Rest in peace James.

Jeremy Crisel

June 6, 2013

Miss you more every day bro!god help me this hurts so much

Jeremy Crisel

June 6, 2013

I miss you soo much Jim , god this hurts ! Rip brother we will be together soon

Katie Vaccaro-Boyajam

May 28, 2013

Colleen, Richard my thoughts and prayers are with you

Ava woodvine

May 28, 2013

RIP Jim, Regina n family my prayers r with u.Sorry for ure loss love u ptm momma

Jessi Miles and family

May 28, 2013

Regina, you and the boys are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this tragic event. Jim is and will be truly missed by many. Believe in god and use the helping hands and strength of love from god family and friends to guide you. RIP Jim. Love always

Delores Wallaker

May 27, 2013

You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

connie gorman

May 27, 2013

loving thoughts and prayers for you all I only wish I could take the hurt away love aunt connie uncle bob and sean too