Roy Stangohr, Howard
Roy Ernest Stangohr, 78, rural Howard, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at Whispering Winds Assisted Living Center, Howard. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Agatha Catholic Church, Howard, with the Rev. Mary Lee Lint, Beach Unite...
Roy Ernest Stangohr, 78, rural Howard, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at Whispering Winds Assisted Living Center, Howard.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Agatha Catholic Church, Howard, with the Rev. Mary Lee Lint, Beach United Methodist Church, officiating. Private family burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Howard. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Willoughby Funeral Home, Howard. Visitation will resume at 6 p.m. at the church with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
He was born on Feb. 7, 1930, at Canova Hospital to Ernest and Hattie (Backes) Stangohr.
He attended school at Reeves District No. 33 rural school and graduated from Howard High School in May 1948. He worked on his family farm until he was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1951. He trained as a machinist serving at Naha Port, Okinawa, during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1953.
On Dec. 19, 1953, he married Leona Elsie Tarrell at her family home in Canistota.
They farmed together south of Howard for the next 53 years.
He served on various township boards and on Farm Service Agency's board of directors.
In 1993, they were named Miner County Farm Family of the Year.
He was a member of Beach United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his children: Kathy Callies and husband Greg, Winfred; Cindy Schwader, Marcia Sherman and husband Randy; Gary and wife Mary; Terry and wife Diane; and Cheryl Moore, all of Howard; Jim Moore, Burke; and Amy West and husband Tony, Sioux Falls; 26 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, a brother: Donald; a brother-in-law, Stanley Cross, Sioux Falls; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, a great-grandson, his parents, a sister, Ruth Cross; a sister-in-law, Deniece Stangohr; and a son-in-law, Mark Schwader.