Harold Froke(1929 - 2013)

Harold Froke

Madison, SD - Harold Froke, age 83, died at Stanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls on May 21, 2013.

He was born at Clark, SD on December 8, 1929 to Charles and Wilma (Babler) Froke. He married Karleen Hanneman at Madison, SD on December 30, 1956.

He is survived by his wife - Karleen of Madison and a son - Tom (Kim) of Colman, 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, 3 sisters - Betty Grimm of Willow Lake, SD, Cleo Glanzer of Huron, SD and Wanda Benson of Brandon, SD.

He was preceded in death by his parents - 1 son - Jeff in 1972, 3 brothers and a great grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 24, 2013 at St John Lutheran Church with Rev Elizabeth Pagnotta officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Graceland Cemetery.

He grew up on a farm by Willow Lake graduating from Willow Lake High School. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked for Foster Bell Caterpillar Company as a service manager in Pierre and Sioux Falls before moving to farm North of Colman. He retired from farming and moved to Madison in 1995.

He was a member of the American Legion and St John Lutheran Church where he served as a usher.

There will be a prayer service at 6:30 PM on Thursday at Weiland Funeral Chapel which is in charge of the arrangements.



Published in The Argus Leader on May 22, 2013