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Orwin J. Fodness passed away Dec. 9, 2013 at the age of 92 years. He was born to Martin and Anna (Larson) Fodness on a farm near Worthing, SD in 1921, and lived on the same farm for more than 90 years. He attended Nelson grade school and then Worthing High School before entering the U.S. Army, serving in WWII. After the Army, he attended Nettleton Business School in Sioux Falls and then began farming. At this time he met his wife Gladys Poppenga. They were married for 62 years. Orwin farmed for many years. He raised shorthorn cattle and horses also. Orwin sold crop insurance for many years after retiring from farming. Orwin is survived by his wife Gladys, sons: Vince, Sioux Falls and Mark (Jene), Portland OR, daughter, Grace (Gary) LaFollette, Dell Rapids; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at West Prairie Lutheran Church rural Lennox. Visitation also at West Prairie Lutheran Church will begin at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday with the family present. Dindot-Klusmann Funeral Home, Lennox is in charge of arrangements. Online go to

Published in The Argus Leader on Dec. 11, 2013
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