Darrell Ruhd

January 26, 2018

obit Darrell Ruhd 1Nov. 17, 1935 – Jan. 7, 2018

Darrell B. Ruhd, age 82 of Brandt, South Dakota, passed away Sunday, Jan. 7 at the Sanford Clear Lake Medical Center. Fu­neral service was 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12 at Highland Lutheran Church, Brandt, South Dakota. Burial was in the Highland Lutheran Cemetery, Brandt. Visita­tion was 5-7 p.m. Thurs­day, Jan. 11 at Highland Lutheran Church. The Houseman Funeral Home in Clear Lake, South Da­kota was entrusted with the arrangements.
Darrell Blair Ruhd was born Nov. 17, 1935 to Martin and Lillian (Blair) Ruhd in Hendricks. He was raised in Brandt, South Dakota and gradu­ated from Brandt High School. During high school he enjoyed work­ing for area farmers. He moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he worked at a packing plant.
Darrell was united in marriage to Annie Schep­ker on July 16, 1955 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They moved back to Mar­shall, where he worked at a packing plant. They then moved to Brandt, South Dakota, where he began working for the Brandt Co-op Creamery and Hatchery as well as the packing plant in Marshall. He later began working for Virgil For­syth at the Brandt Locker, which Darrell and An­nie purchased and op­erated for many years. Darrell also worked as a rural mail carrier for the Brandt and Toronto Post Offices for over 53 years.
Annie passed away on June 20, 2008. Darrell re­mained active in Brandt and continued to be in­volved with his family’s activities. He passed away Sunday, Jan. 7 at the San­ford Clear Lake Medical Center at the age of 82.
He was a member of Highland Lutheran Church in Brandt, where he volunteered, served as a board member and sang in the choir. Darrell was a member of Isaac Walton League, where he did skeet and trap-shoot­ing. He was also a volun­teer fireman and served as Fire Chief in Brandt. He had many hobbies including watching his children’s and grandchil­dren’s sporting events, hunting, fishing, bowling, golfing, watching birds and teaching his boys to hunt. Darrell also spent time driving school bus for the Brandt School.
Darrell is lovingly re­membered by his chil­dren—Terry (Cherie) Ruhd of Brandt, South Dakota, Darla (Greg) To­ben of Clear Lake, South Dakota, Brad (Tammy) Ruhd of Toronto, South Dakota, Peggy (Dwight) Buller of Hendricks, Neal (Polly) Ruhd of Clear Lake, South Dakota, and Patsy (Don) Cassels of Clear Lake, South Dakota; 25 grandchildren—Abby Ruhd, Katie Kopp, Jes­sica Rehder, Jason Toben, Ross Toben, Josh Ruhd, Tony Ruhd, Brooke Ruhd, Lily Ruhd, John Buller, Andrew Buller, Thomas Buller, Claudia Buller, Gladys Buller, Rachel Bednarek, Joey Buller, Ezzy Buller, Tyler Ruhd, Logan Ruhd, Walker Ruhd, Tate Pope, Trevor Cassels, Justin Cassels and Mat­thew Cassels; 17 great-grandchildren—Casen Kopp, Colton Kopp, Vic­toria Olson, Brayden Re­hder, Ema Rehder, Gray­son Rehder, Laney Toben, Jace Toben, Payton Ruhd, Layla Ruhd, Gabe Buller, Josh Bednarek Jr, Leah Buller, Brock Ruhd, Colt Ruhd, Mataylah Pope and Taytum Pope; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Annie, son Brian, granddaugh­ter Sarah Buller, and seven siblings—Harriet Zischke, Bernice (Clulla) Nelson, Gladys Hofman, Minerva Helmberger, Le­land Ruhd, Ellen Story and Avis (Bonnie) Stange­land.