Floyd Fuhrer funeral services are Thursday at UCC
Funeral services for Floyd Fuhrer, 89, of Mobridge and formerly of Isabel, will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the United Congregational Church in Mobridge.
Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday.
Floyd passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Mobridge Regional Hospital.
Floyd Fuhrer was born May 17, 1924, in Isabel, to Albert and Emma (Korb) Fuhrer. Floyd grew up on the family farm north of Isabel.
Floyd married Myra (Sally) Bell on June 30, 1948. Sally was the love of his long life.
Floyd and Sally moved to Ipswich, where Floyd worked for the Rural Electric Association and this job took them to various places. Their first son, Robert (Bob) was born in Ipswich. Leaving Ipswich and moving back to Isabel, their family grew to include one more son, Randy, who was born in Isabel.
Floyd and Sally lived most of their life in Isabel. Floyd worked for the railroad for a few years, then worked for Herb Stadel and Warren Young as a carpenter.
In 1963 Floyd became the custodian for the Isabel Public School System where he worked until his retirement in April of 1986,at which time he moved from Isabel to Mobridge. He enjoyed riding in the bulk truck and his outings on wrecker service calls.
Even after moving to Mobridge, Floyd enjoyed his weekly visits to Isabel for a haircut, stories and continued friendships.
Floyd kept his avid love of carpentry, making cabinets out of old TVs, wood pallets and redoing any wood item he could get his hands on. His family, including his grandchildren, have many items he made and/or refinished.
Floyd was a longtime member of the United Church of Christ. Floyd enjoyed his many friends and family that visited him at the assisted living facility where he resided. The staff and fellow residents became his family in later life and he would not want to be gone too long from there to visit family as he thought they “missed” him while he was gone.
He is survived by his children, Robert (Pam) Fuhrer of Pierre, and Randy (Ella) Fuhrer of Murdo. He had three grandchildren, Marcie (Chad) Holsteen of Wichita, Kan., Jason (JoAan) Fuhrer of Niceville, Fla., and Tommy Fuhrer of Aberdeen. From these grandchildren he had three great-grandchildren, Jordan, Mason and Ty Holsteen. He also had three step-grandchildren, Liza Coffey, Lincoln, Neb., Angie Dennison of Sioux Falls and Shelly Jackson, Lincoln. Of these three step-grandchildren he had four great-grandchildren, Branyt Coffey, Savannah Phillips, Tyson Dennison and Marissa Jackson. He had one step-great-great-grandchild, Cynia Jackson. Floyd is also survived by his two brothers, Raymond (Lu) Fuhrer of Mobridge and Frank Fuhrer of Isabel; and two sisters, Martha (Dick) Waddell of Mobridge and Dora (Larry) Christenson of Gillette, Wyo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Floyd was preceded in death by his loving wife Sally, his parents, three brothers and one sister.