Dilbert Hellmann, age 87, of Irene, South Dakota, died Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Wakonda Heritage Manor.
Graveside services are 2:00 PM, on Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton, South Dakota with Reverend Mark Ostrem officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Ernest-Bowyer VFW Post No. 791 and US Navy Funeral Honors. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.
Dilbert was born January 19, 1929 in Mission Hill, South Dakota to John and Ardith (Logan) Hellmann. He grew up in Aten, Nebraska where he attended school. Dilbert enlisted in the United States Navy in September of 1951 and served in the Korean War. On October 14, 1954, he married Arliss Berndt in Monrovia, California. Dilbert was a lifelong farmer, cattle buyer and auctioneer. He owned and operated the Crofton Livestock Sale Barn for several years. In 1974, Dilbert and Arliss moved to Tabor and operated a dairy farm. In 2008, they retired and moved to Irene.
Dilbert is survived by his wife, Arliss Hellmann of Irene, SD; three children: Aaron (Gerlyn) Hellmann of Tabor, SD, Jodi Sherman of Irene and John Hellmann of Sioux Falls; eight grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and one nephew, Larry (Karen) Haberman of South Yankton, NE.
Dilbert was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Marcy and Lawrence Haberman; and a granddaughter, Shannon Davis.
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So sorry for your loss. I Always enjoyed working with Dilbert.
My deepest sympathy to everyone. I'm sure I gave Dilbert a few gray hairs in my 'younger' years when I ran around with John. But I can always remember every time we went out to the farm that Dilbert had a passion for working with the cattle. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
My thoughts of years ago Arliss, Aaron and Jodi, (didnt know John to well), when You guys lived in Crofton, and the good memories I have with Jodi and Dilbert, riding in his semi and always having fun, Arliss always had a smile just like Jodi and Aaron was always nice to us little punks, So sorry to hear he passed, he was a great guy. Prayers to all....Thanx for the memories, Wish we could have seen all of You, Cindy
Cindy (gobel) Stucky
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