LeRoy Arhart

Woonsocket

LeRoy Arhart, 83, of Woonsocket, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society in Sioux Falls.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 24, at the First United Methodist Church in Mitchell. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery at rural Lane. Visitation was held Thursday with a prayer service at the Storla Lutheran Church at rural Letcher. 

LeRoy Alfred Arhart was born Dec. 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 through eighth 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 Nov. 4, 1960, LeRoy married Phyllis Salmen, a nurse in Wessington Springs. They farmed with his brother, LaVerne Arhart, and his stepfather, 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 and Susan as infants, Rod in 1966 and Susan in 1968.

LeRoy is survived by his wife, Phyllis; son, Rodney; daughter, Susan Anderson; two grandchildren; sisters, Agnes Ekstrum and Diane (Harlan) Thompson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather; parents-in-law, Russell and Elsie Salmen; sister, Alice (Gene Olson); brother, LaVerne (Judy) Arhart; brother-in-law, Richard Ekstrum; and a grandson, Briggs Anderson.

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