Edward Daum, MurdoEdward Daum, 85, Murdo, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital, Philip.
Edward Daum, 85, Murdo, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital, Philip.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Murdo, with the Revs. Gary McCubbin and Alvin Gwin officiating. Burial will be in Murdo Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Community Bible Church, Murdo, with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Philip.
He was born on July 23, 1925, in rural Jones County to Nicholas and Elizabeth (Hoekman) Daum.
He attended country school through eighth grade.
On July 2, 1952, he married Evelyn Smith in Platte.
They lived on the family farm west of Murdo.
He was a member of the Okaton Reformed Church (now the Okaton Evangelical Free Church) and Gideons International.
He was an officer in the South Dakota Wheat Growers and a member of the National Wheat Growers. He was a supervisor with the Jones County Soil Conservation District for more than 45 years.
He and his wife volunteered at the Rio Grande Bible Institute, Edinburg, Texas, for more than 22 years.
He is survived by his wife, four children: Elaine Vermeer and husband Harlin, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; Darrel and wife Pamela; and Kenneth and wife Jane, all of Murdo; and Gladys Heikes and husband Sam, Vermillion; eight grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three stepgreat-grandchildren, four sisters: Marie Murdoch, Oxford, Neb.; Joanne Shelton and husband Bill, Omaha, Neb.; Betty Sloas and husband Bill, Memphis, Tenn.; and Katie Miller, Kansas City, Kan; and two brothers: Nick and wife Pat, Dix, Neb.; and Dick and wife Judy, Murdo.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers: Nicky, Pete, Johnny and Sam.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International or Rio Grande Bible Institute.
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