Armond Minder, age 91 of Wilmot passed away on August 12, 2022, in Milbank, SD.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Corona. Rev. Nathan Neugebauer will officiate and burial will be in the Wilmot Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Mundwiler Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Wednesday, one hour prior to the service.
Casket bearers will be Armond’s grandchildren: Kerri Minder, Theresa Kuipers, Mack Minder, Mallory Minder, Justin Solberg, Dillon Solberg, Alicia Tower, Brandon Knutson, Annie Elhard, Cody Minder, Katie Minder, Rachel Sparr, AJ Sparr, Caleb Carlson, and Jace Carlson.
Armond Fredrick Minder was born on August 22, 1930, in Wilmot, SD. He was the son of Fred and Louise Minder. Armond grew up in Roberts County where he attended rural school at Springdale #5. He was united in marriage with Mary Imelda Sweeney on October 24, 1959, in Browns Valley, MN.
Armond and Mary settled onto the Minder family farm in Springdale Township, Roberts County. They were blessed with 10 children. His wife, Mary passed away in 2003. Armond was a faithful lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Corona.
His passion was his team of horses. He used them daily feeding cattle and tending to the farm up to the age of 88. He and his team provided rides to the area school children and were in many local parades over the years. He enjoyed giving wagon rides to family, friends, and neighbors. Many people in the area have memories of Armond, his team of horses, and the Minder Farm.
Armond was a hard-working man with a great sense of humor and quick wit. His door was always open and the coffee was on. He loved to visit with people and adored his family and grandchildren.
Left to cherish his memory are his five sons: Wayne (Dee Ann) Minder of Wilmot, SD; Sam Minder of Sioux Falls, SD; Dan Minder of Summit, SD; David (Dori) Minder of Wilmot, SD; and Steven Minder (Sandy) of Wilmot, SD; four daughters: Suzanne (Kevin) Solberg of Wahpeton, ND; Patty (Rick) Herniman of Wilmot, SD; Barbara Sparr of Alexandria, MN; and Ellie Carlson of Hartford, SD; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Gloria Holt of Freemont, NE. Armond was preceded in death by his parents: Fred and Louise; wife, Mary; son, Richard; grandson, Trevor; and three sisters: Grace Lehr, Rosella Anderson, and Ellen Jurgens.