Henry Engesmoe

November 14, 2019

obit engesmoe ThumbnailFeb. 13, 1922 – Nov. 7, 2019

Henry J. “Hank” Engesmoe, age 97 of Hendricks, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Hendricks Nursing Home in Hendricks. Funeral service was Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Sing­saas Church, rural Hendricks, with burial in the Singsaas Cemetery. Visitation was Mon­day, Nov. 11, 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Hendricks Hospital Chapel. Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Hendricks, was entrusted with the arrange­ments.
Henry Joseph Engesmoe was born Feb. 13, 1922 to Carl and Hilda (Nordaune) Engesmoe on the family farm in Hansonville Township, Lin­colnCounty. He was baptized and confirmed at Singsaas Lu­theran Church, and attended School District 42 in Hanson­ville Township through the eighth grade. In his late teen years, he stayed home and helped his dad farm and raise his younger siblings, as his mother passed away when he was 17.
On Sept. 18, 1954, he was united in marriage to Ruth Christensen in Hendricks. To this union two children were born, Harvey and Pamela. In the early years he farmed and during the winter he trapped mink, muskrats, etc., for their furs. He continued to farm and also worked at Larson’s Gro­cery Store on the side. Hank worked for Harlen Gilbertson at Southside Implement for a few years. He drove tractor and farmed for Marvin Wes­sels. Later he helped his son-in-law, Bill Ochocki, farm for a number of years. In his later years, he trapped pocket go­phers and collected/recycled aluminum cans. Most years he would catch around 700 go­phers a year. He had picked up and recycled over 816,000 alu­minum cans and was still doing it when he went into the nurs­ing home in June 2019. Hank passed away at the Hendricks Nursing Home on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the age of 97.
Hank was a member of Singsaas Church, where he was an usher and the church bell ringer for Sunday services and funerals. Hank loved mu­sic, playing by ear, the piano, guitar and accordion. He es­pecially loved old-time polka music; Ruth and he used to go to lots of dances. In later years, Jared and he would watch “Fun Time Polka” on PBS on Saturdays and Sundays. He loved visiting with family and friends, playing cards, Yahtzee, Phase 10 and other games. Ruth and he loved putting jig­saw puzzles together. Hank enjoyed doing Search-A-Word puzzles to pass the time. He enjoyed life and had an infec­tious smile and laugh.
He is survived by his two children, Harvey (friend Na­dean) Engesmoe and Pam (Bill) Ochocki; granddaughters Stacey (Braden) Texley and Stephanie (Matt) Pederson, and grandson Jared Ochocki, all of Hendricks; granddaugh­ters Erin (Randy) Kletscher of Vesta, Jennifer (Chris) Erion of Montevideo, and Joni (Brian) Mesch of Sioux Falls, South Da­kota; great-grandchildren Ayla, Colsen, Braxtyn, Callie, Jalyn, Maryn and Thielyn; brother Joe (Helen) Engesmoe; sisters Helen Moffatt, Opal (Chester) Benson and Marcy Sommer­vold; brother-in-law Richard Christensen; sisters-in-law Irene Engesemoe, Clarice Dal­lenbach and Karen Christens­en; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Hank was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Ruth; his parents; brother Cliff Engesmoe; sisters Gelina, Ju­dith, June and Pearl; brothers-in-law Orris Olson, Harold Moffatt, Kenny Sommervold, Ron Weenink, Larry Fredricks, Vernon Christensen and How­ard Dallenbach; sisters-in-law Karen Fredricks and Josephine Christensen.
Blessed be his memory.

Clarence Hoversten

November 14, 2019

obit Chris Hoversten RadioFeb. 13, 1918 – Nov. 6, 2019

Clarence “Chris” Hoversten, age 101 of Hendricks, formerly of Marshall, died Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Hendricks Community Hospital. Memorial services are 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at Christ Lutheran Church in Hendricks. A light reception will follow. Interment will be at a later date in the Hemnes Lutheran Cemetery, Minneota. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, 9:30–10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 at the church.
Clarence Theodore Hoversten was born Feb. 13, 1918, to Elias and Martha (Johannes) Hoversten in Island Lake Township, Lyon County, Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed at Hemnes Lutheran Church in Minneota. Chris attended country school, District 62, then graduated from Minneota High School with the Class of 1934. He went on to graduate from Augsburg College. He then taught for a year in Hanley Falls, where he met fellow teacher Marguerite Haster.
On March 29, 1942, Chris and Marguerite were united in marriage in Crosby. While raising three children, the couple made their home in Hanley Falls; St. Paul; Westminster, Maryland; Waukesha, Wisconsin; Longmont, Colorado; Lebanon, Idaho; Chicago, Illinois; Savanah, Goergia; then back to Minnesota to Lakeville, and finally Marshall in 2003. Chris worked for 3M, spending his whole career in their national advertising branch, working on outdoor advertising products. Chris retired in 1987. The couple spent nearly 63 years of marriage together before Marguerite passed away in February 2005. Soon thereafter, Chris moved to Hendricks.
Chris was always civic-minded, a member of Kiwanis and the Masonic Lodge, and served as volunteer director for the Royce Learning Center in Savanah, Georgia. He enjoyed golfing, playing the Stock Market, going to service club events, and spending time with his family and friends.
Clarence Hoversten entered his Heavenly home on Nov. 6. He reached the age of 101 years, nine months, and 24 days. Blessed be his memory.
He is survived by his children— Glen Hoversten of Eugene, Oregon, Janet (and Jim) Erickson of Redmond, Oregon, and Paul Hoversten of Lynd; nine grandchildren— Krista (and Mike) Takas, Erik Hoversten, Seth (and Anita) Erickson, Lucas (and Anicia) Erickson, Cy Erickson, Elias (and Cassie) Hoversten, Emma Lynn Hoversten, Ruth Ann Hoversten and Joseph Hoversten; five great-grandchildren—Mathias, Elliana, Rylea, Delos and Emmie; siblings— Bernice Digre of Prior Lake, Garfield Hoversten of Edina, Kermit (and Ruth) Hoversten of Austin, and Vincent (and Marge) Hoversten of San Rafael, California; former daughters-in-law— Mary Hoversten of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jody Anderson of Tracy, and Ann Hoversten of Florida; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents Elias and Martha Hoversten, his wife Marguerite Hoversten, and nine siblings.
Arrangements by the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall, Minnesota. 507-532-2933
Guest book and tribute wall available online at www.hamiltonfh.com

Edna Christianson

November 7, 2019

obit Christianson EdnaApril 20, 1928 – Oct. 29, 2019

Edna Grace Christian­son, age 91 of Valley City, North Dakota, moved to heaven on Oct. 29 after liv­ing at the Sheyenne Care Center in Valley City. She was under the care of CHI Health at Home and Hos­pice, Valley City.
The funeral service for Edna will be 2 p.m. Satur­day, Nov. 9 at Trinity Lu­theran Church in Valley City, with visitation one hour prior to the funeral service. Inurnment will be at Marble Lutheran Church Cemetery in Canby.
Edna was born to Adolf and Laura (Koll) Hoffman on April 20, 1928 in Hard­wick. Following her gradu­ation from high school, Edna received her LPN de­gree from Franklin School of Nursing in Minneapolis. She moved to Hendricks to begin her nursing career. Edna cared for many as a nurse until her retirement at the age of 75.
Edna married Gerald Christianson of Hendricks on Nov. 18, 1950. They farmed near Hendricks, where they raised their two children. She was very active in her children’s lives as a Sunday School teacher, Luther League leader, Cub Scout den mother, and a 4-H leader. She loved knitting, sewing for others, and quilting.
Edna was a member of Marble Lutheran Church and later a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Hendricks. After her hus­band died in 1999, she moved into the town of Hendricks. In 2005, Edna moved to Valley City, North Dakota, to be closer to fam­ily. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Valley City, where she was involved with the quilters.
Edna is survived by her children, Kathleen (Thomas) Utke of Oriska, North Dakota, and David Christianson of St. Charles, Missouri; grandchildren, Laura Utke (Brenda Hart) of, Hudson, Wisconsin, and Peter (Kelly) Utke of Oriska, North Dakota; great-grandchildren Claire and Mackenzie Utke of Oriska, North Dakota; a brother, Robert Hoffman of Sioux Falls, South Da­kota; sisters-in-law Lela Hoffman of Dolton, South Dakota and Jane Hoffman of Sioux Falls, South Da­kota; and many nieces and nephews.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents; hus­band Gerald; sister Ethel Remme; and four broth­ers, Roy, Walter, Harold and Donald Hoffman.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Oliver-Nathan Funeral Chapel of Valley City, North Dakota. An on­line guestbook is available at www.oliver-nathanchapel.com.

Loren Christianson

October 30, 2019

obit TLChristiansonJuly 13, 1926 – Oct. 25, 2019

Theodore Loren (T. Lo­ren) Christianson, age 93 of Hendricks, passed away Friday, Oct. 25 at the Hen­dricks Nursing Home. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Theodore Loren (T. Lo­ren) Christianson was born July 13, 1926 to The­odore and Clara (Hanson) Christianson at home near Astoria, South Dakota, on the farm homesteaded by his grandfather in l878. He was baptized and con­firmed at Bethlehem Lu­theran Church. He gradu­ated from Astoria High School in 1944.
After graduation he started farming, and in June 1950 he bought the homestead of his grandfa­ther. On Dec. 16, 1950 he was united in marriage to Gladys Schmidt of Clear Lake, South Dakota. Six days later he received his draft notice. He reported for duty in January 1951 and received his basic training at Ft. Riley, Kan­sas, then attended leader­ship school. On July 6, 1951 he left for Japan, where he spent six weeks at Eta Jima Specialist School for ad­ditional instruction as an electrical engineer. In Sep­tember 1951 he went to Korea with the 76th Con­struction Engineers Battal­ion, where he served until December 1952. After his discharge in January 1953, he returned to his farm near Astoria. In 2015 he received the Ambassador For Peace medal from the South Korean government, awarded to all troops serv­ing in the Korean War.
Loren was always very active in his community. He was leader of a boys’ 4-H club for 21 years. He served on the school board, township board, county commission, and finally as State Representative in the legislature in Pierre, South Dakota for nine terms (18 years) where he served as vice-chairman of the Local Government Committee and on the Agricultural Committee. He was on the church council, serving terms as president and sec­retary, Sunday School Su­perintendent and teacher, and member of the choir. He loved God, his church and his family. In 2001 He received the Eminent Farmer Award from SDSU. He was a founding director of Brookings-Deuel Wa­ter System and served on the state and local boards from 1974-2008. He re­ceived the Carroll Ander­son Memorial National Award and the Friend of Rural Water Award. He was a director and agent for Deuel County Farm Mutual Insurance Compa­ny, serving a term as State Chairman. He also served on the board of the Good Samaritan Home of Clear Lake for several years.
He loved farming and when he retired he started “farming the yard” with many flower beds and a huge garden. He enjoyed putting up Christmas lights and making cutouts to dec­orate the yard. He was a very patient man and trea­sured his time with fam­ily. In 2007, they moved from the homestead farm to Hendricks. Grandson Jesse now owns the farm, the fifth and sixth genera­tions of Christiansons to live there.
Loren is survived by his wife Gladys Christianson; son Steve (Kris) Christian­son of Lincoln, Nebraska; daughter-in-law Elizabeth Christianson of Astoria, South Dakota; daughters Jane (Bill) Nelson of Bur­bank, South Dakota, Sue (Doug) Ensley of Athens, Georgia, and Lori Talbott of Sioux Falls, South Da­kota; 11 grandchildren— Amanda (Roger) Mead, Jesse (Tonya) Christianson, John Nelson, Tara (Jesse) Neese, Rachel Nelson, Kaia Nelson, Tyler (Amanda) Christianson, Sara Chris­tianson (Cole Neibauer), Ian (Sarah) Ensley, Beth­any (Adam) Sherrer and Amber (Eric) Johnson; and great-grandchildren Ava and Jacob Neese, Pacific Coster, Theodore Dakota and Skye Christianson, Jo­seph and Jameson Mead, Isaac and Noah Ensley, Lauren Sherrer, and step-great-grandsons Brenden and Jakob Johnson.
He was preceded in death by infant twin daughters, Peggy and Valerie; son Ted (2003); grandson Jonathan Talbott (2015); his parents; three sisters, Lorraine Chris­tianson, Ethelyn (George) Tollefson and Marlys (Jim) Schmidt; and two broth­ers, Kermit (Iola) and Rus­sell (Lois/Ardis).
A Celebration of Life ser­vice will be held Nov. 30 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Astoria, South Dakota.

Leona Moen

October 24, 2019

obit Leona MoenFeb. 12, 1934 – Oct. 18, 2019

Leona Moen, age 85 of Hendricks, passed away Friday, Oct. 18 at the Hen­dricks Community Hos­pital Nursing Home. Fu­neral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Christ Lutheran Church in Hendricks. Visitation will be 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at the Hendricks Hos­pital Chapel with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visita­tion will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Hendricks City Cem­etery. Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Chapel of Hen­dricks, is entrusted with the arrangements.
Leona Ann Moen was born Feb. 12, 1934 near Astoria, South Dakota in Brookings County to Iver and Merle (Mickel­son) Hermoe. She was raised on the family farm and attended and gradu­ated from Hendricks High School in 1952.
On June 14, 1952 Leona was united in marriage to Sylvester “Bob” Moen at First Lutheran Church in Hendricks. Together they were blessed with five children. Leona worked in various areas of the Hen­dricks Hospital system for over 40 years and re­tired in 2005. She always considered the Hendricks Community Hospital her second family. She was a member of Christ Luther­an Church.
Leona enjoyed traveling, camping, dancing, garden­ing and canning, playing cards and doing various crafts. Crocheting and mak­ing afghans for her fam­ily and friends, along with her baking and making of her doughnuts, provided her with wonderful gifts for all she loved. Helping people was very impor­tant to Leona, and her ran­dom acts of kindness were shown to all. Her most cherished memories were those made with fam­ily and friends, especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Grateful for having shared Leona’s life are her three sons, Steve (Cindy) Moen of Brookings, South Dakota, Phil (Tami) Moen of Hendricks, and Jeff (Jan­ice) Moen of Hendricks; one daughter, LuAnn (Den­nis) Becker of Brookings, South Dakota; nine grand­children; 15 great-grand­children; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Brad­ley Dean Moen; and one grandson, Jason Moen.

Marlo Lemke

October 24, 2019

obit Marlo LemkeJuly 17, 1935 – Oct. 14, 2019

Marlo Lemke, age 84 of Hendricks, formerly of Toronto, South Dakota, passed away Oct. 14 at the Hendricks Nursing Home. Funeral service was 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at Leganger Lutheran Church in Toronto. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at Leganger Lutheran Church, and resumed one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial was in the Toronto City Cemetery. Houseman Funeral Home- Birk Chapel of Hendricks was entrusted with the ar­rangements.
Marlo Leroy Lemke was born July 17, 1935 in Al­tamont, South Dakota to Edward and Alta (Struss) Lemke. He attended school in Altamont and worked on his father’s farm. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Feb. 19, 1953 and at­tended bootcamp at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. Marlo attended Airborne School at Ft. Benning, Georgia and parachute packing school at Ft. Lee, Virginia. He was permanently assigned to the Quartermaster Compa­ny, 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, North Caro­lina. He was honorably dis­charged on Feb. 21, 1956 and distinguished himself by achieving the Senior Parachutist badge, record­ing over 300 parachute jumps during his military service.
Marlo married Sylvia Johnson on Jan. 17, 1959 in Astoria, South Dakota.They made their home in To­ronto, South Dakota, where Marlo and Sylvia raised five kids—Tammy, Cheryl, Bradley, Ricky and Mitzi. He worked for Thompson Bros. Inc. as a truck driv­er and later in the office where he was a dispatcher for mail and liquid propane until his retirement 42 years later.
Marlo enjoyed the simple things in life. He league-golfed in Hendricks and collected logo golf balls, totaling right around the 5,800 mark. He also bowled on leagues in Clear Lake and in Ivanhoe, hunt­ed pheasants, and fished from his pontoon boat. But mostly he enjoyed playing Pinochle with his friends on Saturday afternoons and spending time with his grandkids and great-grandkids. He was a dedi­cated Twins fan and in his later years never missed a game if it was televised.
Marlo is survived by his wife Sylvia of Hendricks; daughters Tammy (Galen) Jorgensen of Bellingham, Cheryl (Zeb) Bartels of Lake Benton, and Mitzi (Mark) Skorczewski of Hendricks; sons Bradley (Monica) Lemke of Forney, Texas, and Ricky (Andrea) Lemke of Aurora, South Dakota; 10 grandkids— Mike Kluck­man, Toni (Blake) Schipper, Kendra (Aaron) Moravetz, Brady (Holly) Mellendorf, Amanda (Justin) Beer, Jami Weis, Brooke (Kyle) Linneman, and Saman­tha, Savanah and Sophia Lemke; 15 great-grand­kids—Donavon and Levi Thompson, Dylan and Jake Schipper, Kinlee and Aaden Moravetz, Brock, Benjamin and Blake Mellendorf, Kin­sley and Jaxton Beer, Kay­den and Logan Weis, and Isabelle Linneman; one sis­ter, Marcile Djonne of Clear Lake, South Dakota; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Alta; brothers Clayton and Harlan; and sister Junice McKee.

Kenneth Pearson

October 17, 2019

obit Kenneth Pearson outputAug. 22, 1937 – Oct. 6, 2019

Kenneth Pearson, age 82 of Hendricks, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Fu­neral service was 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at Faith Lutheran Brethren Church in Hendricks. Buri­al was in the Hendricks City Cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday, Oct. 9, 5-7 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Brethren Church in Hen­dricks. Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Hen­dricks was entrusted with the arrangements.
Kenneth Melvin Pearson was born Aug. 22, 1937 to Melvin and Myrna (Nord) Pearson in Pipestone. On June 2, 1956 he married Marjorie Johnson. They raised four children—Cin­dy, Dirk, Scott and Darla.
Kenneth truly enjoyed life and believed it was all about family and showing care for others. He was a kind and gentle person who loved spending time with family and friends. His philosophy was to not dwell on the negativity but to keep life simple and en­joy everything he could. He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile and his kind and compas­sionate spirit.
He was an avid golfer and loved to work on In­ternational Harvester (IH) tractors and fix anything he could with his mechani­cal experience and knowl­edge. He enjoyed sitting on the back deck and just soaking up the peaceful­ness. Sports and especially the Twins were a favorite pastime for him. He was also an avid music fan and loved to dance a waltz with his wife.
Kenneth loved his wife and family more than any­thing else as they always came first for him. He was always making it a point to attend any family function happening and never miss anything going on. On Sun­day, Oct. 6, Kenneth, lov­ing husband, father of four children, brother, grandpa and great-grandpa, passed away surrounded by his family at the age of 82.
Kenneth will be deeply missed by his wife of 63 years, Marjorie; children Cindy (Daniel) Moen of Windom, Dirk (Judy) Pear­son of Hendricks, Scott (Sheryl) Pearson of Hen­dricks, and Darla (Jeff) Hamer of Brandon, South Dakota; eight grandchil­dren— Amber, Greg, Tom, Hope, Taylor, Ashley, Ethan and Alexander; 10 great-grandchildren—Trevor and Carter Healy, Jameson and Easton Pearson, Ray­leigh, Emma and Bristol Stultz, Grady and Griffin Pearson, and Brenna Pear­son; and sister Janet (Al­len) Johnson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
He is preceded in death by his parents, stepmother Pearl, and sisters Elaine Kingslien and Fern Nel­son.

Karen Swanson

October 10, 2019

obit Karen SwansonNov. 23, 1953 – Oct. 2, 2019

Karen Swanson, age 65, of Ivanhoe, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the Hendricks Community Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7 at Ss. Peter and Paul Cath­olic Church in Ivanhoe. Visitation was 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe with a 5 p.m. prayer service and Rosary following. Visitation re­sumed one hour prior to the service at the church. Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.
Karen Dorothy Swanson was born Nov. 23, 1953 in Tyler, to parents Raymond and Luitta (Lemker) Tyk­winski. She was raised in the Ivanhoe area and grad­uated from Ivanhoe High School. Karen worked in various areas of employ­ment during her life, such as babysitter, greenhouse worker, and, most recently, a bank teller.
Karen was joined in Holy Matrimony to the love of her life, Marvin Swanson, on June 24, 1972 at Ss. Peter and Paul Cath­olic Church in Ivanhoe. From this union they were blessed with one daughter, Lisa.
She enjoyed garden­ing, raising flowers (espe­cially sunflowers), snow­mobiling and her horses; Queeny was her favorite. Karen owned a 1969 Cou­gar convertible that she drove and enjoyed tak­ing to car shows over the years. Shopping trips with her sisters were a treat, but taking her granddaughter shopping was the icing on the cake. Memories were made over the years with their annual Sisters Week­end, that also included Lisa. Time spent with fam­ily and friends was very important, but her time spent with her grandchil­dren was priceless.
Karen was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, where she taught CCD for eight years and was a part of the Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Knights of Knowledge for 30 years.
Grateful for having shared Karen’s life is her loving husband of 47 years, Marvin Swanson of Ivanhoe; her daughter, Lisa (Craig) Hansen of Ivanhoe; her five grandchildren— Gregory, Courtney, Shan­non, Kyle and Katelynn Hansen; one great-grand­son, James Hansen; her siblings— Joan Gawarecki of Ivanhoe, Phyllis (Mick) Leibfried of Coon Rapids, Kathleen Tykwinski and friend John Przymus of Alexandria, and Michael (Julie) Tykwinski of Pip­estone; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Luitta Tykwinski; two brothers, James Tykwinski and Roger Tykwinski; one niece, Katie Tykwinski; and one nephew, Joshua Tykwinski.

Leon Siverhus

October 10, 2019

obit Leon SiverhusDec. 20, 1940 – Sept. 25, 2019

Leon A. Siverhus, age 78 of Stillwater, finished his fight with cancer on Sept. 25, surrounded by his fam­ily.
Funeral service was Monday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stillwater. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church. In­terment was at Fairview Cemetery.
Leon was born in Lac qui Parle Village. He married his hometown sweetheart, Diane, and they had 54 wonderful years togeth­er. He had a long career working as an auditor for the federal government. Among his other interests, he was an active member of his church, and at one time was the congregation president; he enjoyed try­ing out new recipes, and loved family gatherings as we all enjoyed these reci­pes; relaxing on his back­yard deck; working daily word puzzles; traveling the world with his wife; visiting his hometown; and rooting for Gopher foot­ball, the Vikes and Twins.
Leon was preceded in death by his sons Greg (as an infant) and Mike; his sister Etta Cech and twin-sister Lynette Yost Sandro; and his brother Doug.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Diane; son Scott (Rita); grandchildren Anders and Sonja; moth­er-in-law Althea Digre; sister-in-law Anette Digre; brother Ardell (Sue); sis­ter Dianne (Wallace) Enga; many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Lyle Arndt

October 10, 2019

obit Lyle ArndtJune 19, 1936 – Oct. 1, 2019

Lyle Arndt, age 83 of Brookings, South Dakota, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the United Living Com­munity. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at First Lutheran Church in Brookings, with burial following in the church cemetery. Visitations were Thursday, Oct. 3, 2-4 p.m. at Eidsness Funeral Home, and 1-2 p.m. Friday at the church.
Lyle Norman Arndt was born June 19, 1936 to Wil­liam F. and Guida B. (Eggen) Arndt in Lincoln County. He grew up near Hendricks and attended Hendricks Public School. Lyle gradu­ated from Hendricks High School in 1954.
Lyle served his country in the U.S. Army from 1959-1961. He returned home to continue farming with his dad. He then moved to Ketchikan, Alaska for seven years, where he worked in a pulp mill and built a home. He left Alaska and came back to the area and lived on a hobby farm west of Volga, South Dakota. Lyle went to work for Da­kota Oats in Arlington, then worked at Twin City Fan. Lyle met LaNita “Jo” at a singles dance and they pro­ceeded to dance through life together by blending their families on Aug. 20, 1977.
Lyle was a former mem­ber of Brookings United Church of Christ and a cur­rent member of First Lu­theran Church. Lyle loved woodworking and will be remembered for all of his beautiful craftsmanship.He was a loving and compas­sionate husband and father. He will be remembered for his kindness and sense of humor. Everyone loved his smile.
Survivors include his daughters— Jodi Stykel (fi­ancé Dennis Engbrecht) of Dell Rapids, South Dakota, Melissa (Kurt) Lundebrek of Alexandria, Sheila (Fred­erick) Feldhake of Alexan­dria, Vicki (Ardean) Albers of Brookings, Souuth Da­kota, and Patti (Craig) Tol­ley of Brookings, South Da­kota; 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; one sister, Delores Browne; and many other friends.
Lyle was preceded in death by his parents; his wife LaNita “Jo”; his sis­ters Victoria Boyd, Mavis Petersen and Irene Mc­Coy; his brother Donald; and one great-grandchild, Brooklin.
In lieu of flowers, memo­rials are preferred to the Brookings Regional Human Society.