Dale Harold Remund, age 88, resident of Wilmot, SD, died at Edgewood Vista, Brookings, SD, on February 21, 2018. Funeral services will held on Sunday, February 25, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Wilmot Lutheran Church. Pastor Sheila Pohl will officiate. Burial will be in the Wilmot Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will held on Saturday, Feb 24, 2018, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., and will continue at the church on Sunday, one hour prior to the funeral service.
Casket bearers will be: Seth Sweeney, Alexander Oey, Arne Harstad, Derek Remund, Graham Oey, Andrew Brown, and Christopher Remund.
Honorary bearers will be Dale’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Military honors will be presented by American Legion, Drake-Sorbel Post #64.
Dale was born August 15, 1929, in Milbank, SD, to Clarence and Ada Remund. After completing 8th grade at the country school in Lake Township, he began his life-long farming career with his father.
Dale married Anita Christianson of Wilmot on September 30, 1951. Two months later he left for Army basic training at Fort Riley, KS, and was subsequently stationed in Germany until his honorable discharge in November 1953. Dale resumed his farming career and operated a successful partnership with his brother Norman “Bud” Remund for more than 40 years. After retiring from full-time farming, he continued to help his brother, nephews and son-in-law with farm work for many years.
Dale was a quiet, hard-working man who devoted his life to caring and providing for his wife and five children. He loved his family immensely. He cherished his 15 grandchildren and would proudly proclaim, “there’s not a dud in the bunch!”
Dale is survived by his wife of 66 years, Anita; his children: Dan (Robin) Remund of Larkspur, CO; Nancy (Jerry) Brown of Fairbanks, AK; Heidi (Dennis) Sweeney of Wilmot, SD; Lori Oey of Sioux Falls, SD; and Connie (Dennis) Harstad of Brookings, SD; sister, Merlys Lewis of Shakopee, MN; brother, Norman “Bud” Remund of Wilmot, SD; 15 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Remund of Spokane, WA; and son-in-law, Dr. David Oey of Sioux Falls, SD.