Funeral services for Garry Harstad, age 60, of Revillo, South Dakota will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 22, 2021, at Zoar Lutheran Church in rural Revillo. The Reverend Keith Smith will officiate.
Special music will be provided by organist Cheryl Sieverson, and soloists Megan Mozar and Dan Harstad. Casket bearers will be: Alex DeFea, Brian Sime, Jerome DeBoer, Donald Peshong, Justin Garry, Greg Garry, Mason Nash, Arne Harstad, and Scott Johnson. Burial will be in Zoar Lutheran Cemetery.
Garry John Harstad was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 1960, in Madison, Minnesota, to parents Arne and Lorna (Goens) Harstad. He was baptized and confirmed at Zoar Lutheran Church. Garry graduated from Grant-Deuel High School in Revillo in 1979. He attended South Dakota State University for two years and then entered the workforce. Garry was employed installing rain gutters in the Sioux Falls area and later moved to Denver, Colorado, to starthis own rain gutter business, Accent Construction. Garry’s love for farming and raising cows prompted his return Revillo in 1989, where he farmed and continued to operate his rain gutter business.
In 2018, he sold his rain gutter business and worked at Tech Ord in Clear Lake, Benchmark Foam and Enercept in Watertown, and the US Post Office in Madison, Minnesota.
Garry served on the Grant-Deuel School Board and coached Little League Baseball while his sons were involved. He received special recognition from Concordia Lutheran Church in Lakewood, Colorado, for his outstanding service and contributions. Northeast Technical High School also recognized him for his service, dedication, and vision. Garry was president of the Zoar Church Council at the time of his accident.
Garry spent four months at MaDonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he made hard-won progress to recover from injuries he sustained in a vehicular accident. He spent the last week of his life at his farm surrounded by family and friends.
Garry went to be with his Savior on February 18, 2021.
Garry is survived by Michelle; his two sons, Benjamin and Joseph; his mother, Lorna; siblings Elaine (Jerome) Garry, Marlys (Mike) Nash, and Dennis (Connie) Harstad. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and friends, including his special friend Barb Lofstrand. Proceeding him in death were his father, Arne, and sister, Arlene.
The family prefers memorials to MaDonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska, or the Zoar Cemetery Fund. Arrangements by the Zahrbock Funeral Home, Madison, Minnesota.