Arnold Barstad

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Arnie Barstad, Renner, S.D., passed away Dec. 6, 2010, at the White Health Care Center, White, S.D. He was 88.

Visitation will begin at noon Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, with family present from 5-7 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home, 13th and Main, Sioux Falls.

A memorial service at the funeral home will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10. Following the service, interment will be at 3 p.m. at Lone Tree Cemetery, Sioux Rapids, Ia. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. at the Methodist church in Webb, Ia.

Arnie was born July 26, 1922, in Sioux Rapids, Ia., to Aron and Clara (Johnson) Barstad. He grew up on the family farm and graduated as valedictorian from Cornell High School.

He was united in marriage with Alice Patrick on Aug. 9, 1942, in Rockport, Mo. He served in the Army during World War II. The couple lived in Webb, Iowa, before moving to the Sioux Falls area in 1977. They were members of the West Nideros Lutheran Church.

Grateful for having shared his life are his daughters: Valorie Jacobson, Cheri Barstad and former daughter-in-law, Donna Barstad; sisters: Lois (Roger) Hanson and Shirley Hamrick; grandchildren: Melissa (David) Hein, Cynthia Barstad, Brad Jacobson (Stuart Loecker), Matt (Amy) Jacobson, Lora Barstad, Kristin Barstad and Eric Barstad; great-grandchildren: Joe Jacobson and Jack Jacobson; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Alice; son, Loren; brother-in-law, Denny Hamrick; and son-in-law, Ron Jacobson.

Condolences may be sent to the Barstad family at 25649 472nd Ave., Renner, S.D. 57055.