The funeral service for Philip Huft, 89, of Roscoe is 10:00 AM, Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Roscoe. Pastor Justin Dauck will lead the worship. Burial will follow at Morningside Cemetery in Roscoe.
Visitation is 4-7:00 pm Wednesday at Gramm Funeral Home, 720 N. 6th Street, in Ipswich and for one hour prior to the service at the church, Thursday.
Philip was born February 20, 1924 in Bowdle, SD to Jacob and Johanna (Wald) Huft. He attended country school.
Philip married Leona Haux on June 26, 1949. They farmed together northwest of Bowdle before moving to a farm northwest of Roscoe, SD. In 1969 they moved off the farm.
He worked in the city liquor Store, at South Dakota Wheat Growers and for Edmunds County. In his spare time repaired small engines and lawn mowers, etc.
He could often be found in a rousing pinochle card game with his buddies, driving around on site-seeing adventures and ending his night watching wheel of fortune with a bowl of ice cream. He especially enjoyed spending every moment he could with all of his grandchildren.
Philip died Monday, November 18, 2013 at the Bowdle Nursing Home.
Thankful for having shared in his life are his two sons, Wayne (Pam) Huft of Amarillo, TX and Dale (Janet) Huft of Clovis, NM; three daughters, Cleta (Rick) Vargason of Roscoe, Cheryl (Joel) Beck of Sioux Falls, SD and Charlotte (Steve) Meyer of Hawley, MN; one daughter-in-law, Robyn Huft of La Verne, CA; three sisters, Tillie Eisenbeisz of Aberdeen, SD, Helen Bieber of Mobridge, SD and Josephine Schmidtgall of Mobridge; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
His parents; wife, Leona; son, Richard; grandsons, Shane Herd and Nathaniel Beck; brothers, Jacob, Adam, David and Henry and sister, Mary Sandmeier preceded him in death.
Casket bearers will be Dean Schmidtgall, Doug Schmidtgall, LeRoy Sandmeier, Rodney Bieber, Ronnie Eisenbeisz and Kenny Bieber.
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