Curtis Schimke

Huron

Curtis_Schimke_obituary_photo 26    Curtin LeRoy Schimke, 92, of Huron and formerly of Wessington Springs, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at the Violet Tschetter Memorial Home.
A private family burial will be held at the Riverside Cemetery.
Curtis L. Schimke was born Oct. 13, 1924, northwest of Wessington Springs, to Reinhold and Emma (Huether) Schimke. He attended Northwest Harmony School through the eighth grade. At age 11, he moved with his parents several times before settling in Woonsocket, where he attended high school. When he was 18, he moved back to the family farm.
He was united in marriage to Larraine June Newell on Oct. 6, 1946, at Miller. They made their home on a farm near Wessington Springs. Curtis was a farmer all of his life and enjoyed raising Hereford cattle.
Curtis is survived by his wife, Larraine of Huron; three children: Garry (LaVonne) Schimke, Sandra (Merle) Dahme, and Judy (Jim) Cummings, all of Sioux Falls; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Betty (Will) Allen of Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by one son, Melvin on Aug. 24, 2016; mother-in-law, Bernice Newell; and two sisters, Erna Gutridge and Fern Vogt.

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