Lloyd Hendrix

Lloyd Hendrix


October 9, 1929 - April 27, 2024


Lloyd Hendrix, 94, of Artesian, SD, died Saturday, April 27, 2024, at Prairie View Healthcare Center in Woonsocket, SD. Visitation will be Thursday, May 2, from 5-7:00 PM in the Bittner Funeral Chapel Community Room with a 6:30 PM prayer service. Burial will be at 10:30 AM Friday, May 3, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Artesian.

Lloyd Duane Hendrix was born October 9, 1929, to Ralph and Gertrude (Bluhm) Hendrix in rural Artesian, SD on the family farm. Lloyd attended high school in Mitchell.

Lloyd was united in marriage to Eleanor Kneen on July 28, 1950, to this union, sons Terry and Joel were born. After Eleanor’s passing, Lloyd later married Carol Earls on December 8, 1993.

For two years Lloyd worked with his brother, Lyle, at Lyle’s repair shop in Carthage, and then actively farmed and ran a custom hay moving business near Artesian until he retired.

Lloyd was a horse enthusiast. His love for horses began at a young age when he’d ride a horse to country school. His love for horses continued throughout his life training horses and attending horse shows. 

Lloyd was a long-time member of the Moose Lodge, Artesian Township Board, and assisted with the 4-H horse program. He also loved driving semi-truck coast to coast with his son, Joel, and helping his son, Terry at the Artesian Veterinary Clinic with building livestock equipment and using his horse, Larchwood, to help round up cattle with Terry at the farm and for clinic clients.

Lloyd is survived by his wife, Carol; son, Terry (Jan) Hendrix of Custer, SD; stepsons, Richard Estabrook of Woonsocket, SD, Terry Estabrook of Montevideo, MN, and Steve Estabrook of Kuwait; nine step grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor; son, Joel Hendrix; stepson, Bruce Estabrook; two brothers, Lyle and Robert (Bob); one sister, Frances Knust; two nephews, Dave and Jack Knust; and one niece, Carla Knust.


Thursday, May 2, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel Community Room
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


10:30 AM Friday, May 3, 2024

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
Artesian, SD

Posted by Christopher Ronald McClure on July 3, 2024
I'm sorry to hear about Mr. Hendrix.
Posted by Dale and Marlene Grunewaldt on May 6, 2024
Sending our deepest condolences for the loss of your Father. Sorry we didn’t see this sooner. Hope you are doing well.
Posted by tom Schulz on May 5, 2024
So sorry for your loss Terry, just noticed today but you shall be in my prayers.
Posted by Dave and Jane Barz on May 4, 2024
We just saw this and watched the video. Sorry for your loss.
Posted by Ron High Rock on May 3, 2024
I just saw this. Hugs to you Carol. I so loved taking care of Lloyd. He was a great guy. My love and prayers
Posted by Carl Dean on May 2, 2024
I'm gonna miss you. You were such a Grandfather to me and my Grandmother. I love you
Posted by Judy Weiland on May 1, 2024
Oh sweet Carol I am so sorry to hear of Lloyd’s passing. I will treasure the time that we came down to visit and watch the polka show and how kind and considerate he was to me and always to you. You found yourself a good one there. I’m sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the rest of your family.
Posted by Connie and Dan Muller on April 30, 2024
So very sorry to hear about Lloyd.My heart hurts for you,love you
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