Larry Fjeldheim had love for farming
Funeral services for Larry Fjeldheim, 75, of Herreid, were held on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Herreid Baptist Church.
Burial was in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Larry passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, surrounded by his family when his battle with Alzheimer’s disease ended at the Golden LivingCenter in Mobridge.
Larry Fjeldheim was born April 15, 1938, to Andrew and Arlouine (Freeman) Fjeldheim at their farm home northeast of Pollock in Campbell County. He was baptized and confirmed in the Pollock Lutheran Church in old Pollock. Larry grew up on the farm and attended the Solmonson Country School through the eighth grade.
He married Gladys Rossow on May 20, 1956, at the Pollock Lutheran Church in the old town of Pollock. They lived on farms in the area until 1962 when they moved to Herreid. They bought the Emil Fischer farm and moved there in March of 1963 where they farmed having dairy, stock cattle, and grain. In 2008 Larry was admitted as a resident to the Mobridge Golden LivingCenter.
Larry loved farming and in earlier years did a lot of custom work and hauled many cattle for other farmers. He served on PCA and Herreid Equity Elevator boards. He was the chairman of Eastern Campbell County Web Board and worked very hard to get water to farmers in this area and the town of Herreid. He loved music. He and his wife enjoyed singing in the choir at the Herreid Assembly of God Church, which he attended for many years. He received the Tree Farmer Award in 1995 for Campbell County. He loved trees and planted many acres around his farm. Larry enjoyed working on antique tractors and older vehicles.
Larry is survived by his wife, Gladys of 57 years; son, Keith (Connie) of Herreid; and three grandchildren, Amber Fjeldheim of Sioux Falls, Bethany Fjeldheim of Nashville, Tenn., and Seth Fjeldheim of Herreid; one sister, Evelyn Quenzer of Central City; four brothers, Earl (Judy) Fjeldheim of Herreid, Ernest Fjeldheim of Mound City, Andrew Junior (Cindy) Fjeldheim, and Alvin (Bernadette) Fjeldheim of Pollock; four sisters-in-law, Rita Fjeldheim of Herreid, Phyllis Fjeldheim and Holly Fjeldheim of Pollock, and Ruth Mittleider of Herreid; two brothers-in-law, James (Lavonne) Rossow of Buffalo, Wyo., and Kenneth (Donna) Rossow of Mobridge; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Deloris Joyce; four brothers, Clarence Orland Fjeldheim, Kenneth Fjeldheim, Shervin Fjeldheim and James Fjeldheim; and brothers-in-law, Henry Quenzer and Mervin Mittleider.