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Louis N. Jarding


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Louis N. Jarding

Louis Jarding passed away on August 28, 2017, at Sanford Hospice Foundation Cottage.

Visitation will begin at noon Thursday, with the family present to greet friends from 5:00-7:00 Thursday evening, followed by a 7:00pm Prayer Service at Miller Southside Chapel, 7400 S. Minnesota Avenue (81st and Minnesota Ave.) Mass of Christian Burial will be held 1:00pm Friday, September 1, 2017, at St. Michael Catholic Church with 4:00 pm burial following at St. Ann Cemetery, Humboldt SD.

Louis was born August 5, 1920, to Carl and Anna (Arend) Jarding on a farm near Emery, South Dakota. He was raised in that area and attended St. Martin's Catholic School in Emery. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) from October 1937 - April 1939, and again in October 1939 - April 1940 in the Black Hills area. Louis was a farm laborer until being drafted into the US Army Air Corps July 17, 1942, during World War II. He served in the European theater during his military service. He received an honorable discharge in September 1945 and returned to his family in the Humboldt SD area.

On February 8, 1949, he married the love of his life, Leona Schulte, and together they raised two daughters. They farmed in the Humboldt area until he became Postmaster of the Humboldt Post Office in 1963 and they moved in to Humboldt. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, was active in the Humboldt Community Club and was a member of the Humboldt Volunteer Fire Department. Louis retired from the Post Office in 1985, after 22 years of service, and they moved to Sioux Falls in 1987. Louis was a resident of Sunnycrest Village for nearly 14 years and he made many special friendships there. Louis was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, where he served as a volunteer working in the gardens and as a member of a collection counting team. He was a member of VFW Post #623 in Sioux Falls, and was a member of the Humboldt American Legion Post #62 for over 70 years. In 2009, Louis was a member of the first South Dakota Honor Flight group to travel to Washington DC to visit the World War II Memorial as well as other monuments and attractions in the Washington area.

Louis enjoyed all varieties of music. He began singing in the church choir as a teenager and continued to do so for many years. More recently, he was especially proud of the musical accomplishments of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Throughout the years, he enjoyed fishing, dancing, playing cards and, since his retirement, his passion was playing golf. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends.

Louis is survived by his daughters Diane (Ronald) Bannwarth and Karen Jarding of Sioux Falls; three grandchildren, Christopher (Tanya) Bannwarth, San Antonio, TX, Nancy (Jason) Raether of Sioux Falls, Gregory (Kimberly) Bannwarth of Woodbury; MN; seven great-grandchildren, Ben, Carter, Alex, Madeline, Josh, Will, and Abby; brother, James (Edith) Jarding of Humboldt, his sister, Eleanor Kueter of Sioux Falls, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona; his parents; one grandson Ronald Bannwarth Jr.; 3 brothers Joe, Tony, and George; 5 sisters Mary Elizabeth Mallinger, Cynthia Stoltz, Helen Marie Sieverding, Lillian Hentges and Janet Bawdon, as well as two infant sisters.

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Published in The Argus Leader on Aug. 30, 2017
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