Leroy Arhart, 83, Woonsocket, SD died Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society in Sioux Falls.
Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday, May 24 at the First United Methodist Church in Mitchell Burial in be in the Fairview Cemetery at rural Lane, SD. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 pm Thursday with a prayer service at 7:30 pm at the Storla Lutheran Church at rural Letcher. Arrangements are with the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.
LeRoy Alfred Arhart was born December 6, 1935, to Alfred and Clara (Feistner) Arhart on the farm in Jerauld County, Alpena township. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed at Storla Lutheran Church. He attended Country School thru the 8th grade and graduated from Lane High School. He then attended Ag School at South Dakota State for two years. He joined the Army National Guard for six years.
On November 4, 1960, LeRoy married Phyllis Salmen, a nurse in Wessington Springs. They farmed with his brother, LaVerne Arhart and his step-father Leonard Sheffield for many years. LeRoy remained active at the Storla Lutheran Church for over 50 years. Leroy loved God, his family, and farming. LeRoy and Phyllis adopted their children Rodney, Susan as infants, Rod in 1966 and Susan in 1968.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Phyllis; son, Rodney; daughter, Susan Anderson, grandchildren; Devan and Bradon Anderson, sisters; Agnes Ekstrum, Diane (Harlan) Thompson. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, parents in law; Russell, Elsie Salmen, sister, Alice (Gene Olsen), brother; Laverne (Judy) Arhart, and brother-in-law, Richard Ekstrum and a grandson, Briggs Anderson.