Gerald Lovro

December 14, 2017

obit Gerald Lovro picMay 18, 1931 – Dec. 6, 2017

Gerald Lovro, age 86 of Hendricks, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Me­morial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 at Christ Lutheran Church in Hendricks. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. at House­man Funeral Home-Birk Chapel in Hendricks with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will re­sume one hour prior to the service at the church. Houseman Funeral Home- Birk Chapel of Hendricks is entrusted with the ar­rangements.
Gerald Silas Lovro was born May 18, 1931 to Even and Laura (Friestad) Lovro on the family farm in rural Hendricks. He was baptized and con­firmed at Singsaas Luther­an Church. He attended country school and gradu­ated from Hendricks High School. Following gradu­ation, Gerald farmed and worked at various con­struction jobs and at Hen­dricks Lumber and Veire Oil. After retirement he worked full-time spring and fall at the Farmers Elevator. He was a mem­ber of the Hendricks Fire Department for 25-plus years. He was also a Su­perintendent of Singsaas Sunday School for many years.
He was united in mar­riage to Joan Aune on Dec. 30, 1962 at Calvary Church in Hendricks. To this union they were blessed with a daughter, Rebecca.
Gerald was proud of his strong Norwegian heri­tage and spoke fluent Nor­wegian up until the end. He looked forward to vis­iting with the Norwegians when they came to Hen­dricks to visit. There was not a holiday meal that went by that Gerald didn’t speak the table prayer in Norwegian.
Throughout Gerald’s life he was there to lend a help­ing hand to anyone that needed it. His memory of the past was quite good. If an individual needed to remember an event, date or person he would be able to tell you. Gerald enjoyed visiting with oth­ers; his best pastime was joking and laughing with those around him.
Gerald took great pride knowing he had built his home for his family. He was proud of his family and grandchildren. He en­joyed spending time with them playing games, mak­ing numerous phone calls a day, and going to his grandchildren’s events.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joan; daughter Rebecca (Duane) Behnke of Canby; grandchildren Gavin, Rylan, Keigan, Dan­ica and Shelby; brother Eldon Lovro of Hendricks; sister-in-law Carol Lovro of Brookings, South Da­kota; brother-in-law Paul (Penny) Aune of Glawgow, Montana; sisters-in-law Deloris Olson of Hendricks and Elizabeth Klosterman of Madison South Dako­ta; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; sis­ter Judith; brother Earl; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law from both sides of the family.