Henry Fergen


November 23, 1941 - October 28, 2019


Henry Fergen, 77, of Mitchell died Monday, October 28, 2019, at Avera Bormann Manor in Parkston, SD. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Friday at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a prayer service at 6:30 PM.

Henry Leonard Fergen was born to Henry and Helen (Weber) Fergen on November 23rd, 1941. He grew up on a farm, attended Dimock Catholic Grade School and graduated from Parkston High School. In 1962 he married Carol Stoltz and together they had four children. Henry was employed in the lumber industry for almost 45 years. He was a former sales manager for Anderson Lumber, United Building Centers and ProBuild. Henry loved people and found no one to be a stranger for long. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, served on the Ag Advisory Board at Mitchell Tech and was on the Holy Spirit School board. In his spare time, he loved playing cards, hunting, listening to music and visiting with his many friends and family.

He is survived by his wife Carol and children, Michael (Karen) Fergen, JuLee (Aaron) Titze, David (Kathy) Fergen and Lisa (Ryan) Thompson. Grandchildren: Ciera Fergen, Alex (Claire) Titze and Cassie Titze, Claire and Sam Fergen and Noah, Carter, Olivia, and Sutton Thompson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Jim, Leonard, Joe and sisters Agnes Boehmer, Adella Laber, and Helen Schelske. He is survived by his brother Don Fergen and sister Mary Ann Boyd.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested for the family to make a contribution in Henry’s name to the Alzheimer Association or the Avera Borman Manor. Memorials can be sent to Bittner Funeral Chapel, 805 W Havens Ave. Mitchell, SD 57301.



Friday, November 1, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Prayer Service at 6:30 PM

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave.
Mitchell, SD 57301


Saturday, November 2, 2019
10:30 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 W Cedar Ave.
Mitchell, SD 57301


Calvary Cemetery

Mitchell, SD 57301

Posted by Fr. Michael Schneider on November 3, 2019
Fond memories, missed him the last few times at Firesteel; will keep you and him in my prayers
Posted by Steve & Mary Jean Hormann on November 1, 2019
Carol and Families our dearest sympathies for you loss.
Posted by David and Leona Feiner on October 31, 2019
Carol and family, we send our sincere sympathy to you all at this very sad time. Henry was a very nice man and wonderful neighbor. We will all miss him.
Posted by Judy Weidler on October 31, 2019
To Henry’s family: I shall always remember his smile and wit. He always seemed to have a smile and had a wide personality. I pray all the loving memories you have of Henry keep him close to your hearts and provide you comfort during this sad time.
Posted by Douglas Frrgen on October 31, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Aunt Carol and kids! You are the Gold Standard in how to take care if a loved one with a terrible illness! Wishing I could be there but as you know Mom sends her love to you and the family!
Posted by Rhonda Broski on October 30, 2019
I was so sorry to hear about Henry’s passing. He was such a good man. Remember all of your wonderful memories.
Posted by Rhonda Broski on October 30, 2019
I was so sorry to hear about Henry’s passing. He was such a good man. Remember all of your wonderful memories.
Posted by Diane Schulz(Locken) on October 30, 2019
So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories, the love of God,family and friends to carry you today and all your tomorrows.
Posted by Gary and Kay Shafer on October 30, 2019

Sending our sympathy in the death of Henry, husband and father to you all.

May all the good Memories of life with your beloved Henry, bring you Comfort & Peace all these days.

May he enjoy the Happiness of Heaven he so deserves.

"The loss of a husban, father & grandfather can never be replaced, but the love of a husband, father & grandfather can never be lost."

We are sorry to say we wont be at Henry's funeral to celebrate his life, and give you our personal condolences, we have traveled in our Motorhome to Florida already for the winter
Posted by Elwin & Rosalie Hohn on October 30, 2019
Our deepest sympathy Carol and to your family, may your good memories help you through this difficult time.
Posted by Troy and Bonnie Bollock on October 30, 2019
Sending prayers and love to you Carol and your whole family!
Posted by Greg and Robin Prochazka on October 30, 2019
Dave so sorry to hear about your dad. Prayers to all of your family.
Posted by cindy fuerst on October 30, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Aunt Carol and family.
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