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Darvin N. Holter, age 80, of Lake Poinsett, SD, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018, in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2018, at Hayti Lutheran Church, Hayti, SD. Rev. Randy Eisenbeisz will officiate. Music will be provided by Lisa Pedersen as organist and Tom Johnson as soloist. The family is requested to meet at the church on Thursday by 1:30 p.m. for a family prayer service.
Visitation will be at Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, from 4-7 p.m. and prior to the services at the church on Thursday.
Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery, Hayti. Military graveside honors will be conducted by Cook-Olsen Post #217 of the American Legion, Hayti. Honorary pallbearers will be Dave Raw, Denny Federson, Kip James, Jerry Barthel, and Darvin’s neighbors in Texas. Active pallbearers will be Bruce Wadsworth, Paul Everson, Dennis Namken, Elwyn Kropuenske, and Mel Koppang.
Memorials may be directed to the El Riad Shrine Transportation Fund or the Hayti Lutheran Church.
Darvin was born on October 22, 1938 in Estelline, SD to Norman and Vivian (Berg) Holter. Following his graduation from Bruce High School, Darvin enlisted in the South Dakota Army National Guard in 1959. Once discharged from the military in 1965, Darvin began his life-long career, farming near Bruce, SD. On November 25, 1961, Darvin married Terri Brusse at the Hayti Lutheran Church. The couple farmed near Hayti until Darvin’s retirement in 2003.
Darvin was a member of the Hayti Lutheran Church, the Cook-Olsen Post #217 of the American Legion, and a lifetime member of the Masonic Fraternity. Darvin was also member of Shriners International, serving in the El Riad Horse Corps. He took pride in his little community, staying involved within the Hayti Township and serving for 15 years as Board President of the Hayti Farmers Elevator.
For 15 years, Darvin and Terri wintered in Alamo, TX, but spent the rest of the year enjoying their house on Lake Poinsett. He enjoyed cruising on the pontoon with his family, golfing, playing pool, and shaking dice with his morning coffee crew. Darvin’s family will remember him for being an honorable, family-oriented man.
Darvin is survived by his wife, Terri; his children: Richard Holter and Lea Anne (Tom) Johnson, both of Sioux Falls, SD; his grandchildren: Brady Holter, Victoria Thompson, Elizabeth Thompson and her daughter, Aria, and Ivanca Thompson; his step-grandchildren: Derek (Amy) Efraimson, and their children, Emily and Kaylee, and Tyler (Tara) Efraimson and their daughter, Avery; his brother, Wallace (Carla) Holter, of Billings, MT; and his sister, Bonnie (John) Top, of Castlewood, SD.
Darvin was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Vivian, and his son-in-law, Roger Thompson.