Franklin Edvard Denholm

Brookings, South Dakota

1923 - 2016 (Age 92)


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Franklin Edvard DenholmFranklin Edvard Denholm, 92, of Brookings, SD, passed away April 7, 2016 at The Neighborhoods at Brookview, Brookings, SD. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00am Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Brookings, SD. Visitation will be from 4:00pm to...

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Rest in peace, dear Frank. Your light will continue to burn in our hearts until we are united in heaven.

Frank Denholm was my great-uncle. He was a man who embodied the utmost integrity and refinement. He was a painstakingly meticulous, thorough, conscientious attorney; a thoughtful, deliberate, objective planner and thinker; a calm, rational, peaceful man by temperament; a faithful, loving, and adoring husband; a tireless public servant; a pillar of his community; a kind and sage advisor and a very wise soul. Frank applied himself fully to all that he did and gave his very best to others. ...

Yesterday we received word a person very important to my life and South Dakota left the scene.
1966 was the start to my joy of participatory politics. South Dakota was open fertile ground for a grade school kid to get involved by just showing up. Write a letter to George McGovern, he writes one back. You show up and you can be involved. George was good at getting people involved. He made it seem possible and others followed his path.
There was a guy in 1968 who decided to challenge...