WOLSEY ó Herschel Liebnow, age 86, of Wolsey, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at the SunQuest Health Care Center.†
His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Johnís Lutheran Church at Wolsey with the Rev. L. Scott Spiehs, officiating.† Burial will be in the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery.†
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m., Monday, at the Kuhler Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:30 Monday evening.†
Herschel Erwin Liebnow was born March 1, 1927, to Herman and Caroline (Wadtke) Liebnow at the farm west of Wolsey, South Dakota.† He attended Updike Rural School for two years.† In 1934, at the age of seven, the family moved to a farm at Rock Springs, Minnesota. They also lived at Mayer and Montrose while they were in Minnesota. The family attended a Lutheran Church in Buffalo, Minnesota where Herschel was confirmed.† He also attended high school at Buffalo.†The family moved back to Wessington Springs, South Dakota, in 1945. They rented a farm north of Wessington Springs at Pinardís Corner. This is when Herschel met Doris Borkowski.
In 1947, Herman and Caroline bought a farm called the Simental Farm 4 1/2 miles south of Wolsey. Herschel and Doris bought this farm from his folks in 1952.
Herschel married Doris Borkowski on July 31, 1948, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church at Wolsey. Doris was the daughter of Rudolph and Emma Borkowski† of Wessington Springs.
Herschel and Doris started milking cows and selling Grade A milk in 1958 to Beadle County Milk Producers. Herschel was a Beadle County Milk Producers board member for 20 years and secretary for 15 years.† In 1967, they built a new milk house, milking parlor, holding shed and silo. They milked 100 to 135 cows. Herschel was also a member of the NFO.
His favorite past-time was hunting and bowling.† During the 70ís, he sponsored the Cain Creek Farm bowling team at Huron, South Dakota.
Herschel and Doris built a new house on the Cain Creek Farm in 1969 and bought an acreage one mile east of the farm in 1991. Their son, Rodney took over the Cain Creek Dairy Farm.
Herschel bought a semi-truck in 1991 and began long distance trucking for Parkhurst Trucking of Huron.† He hauled to Texas, Florida, the Carolinaís and all states in between.† In 1998, Herschel started trucking for T-Bird Express which is owned by his son, Ronald.†
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Doris on May 11, 2012; one daughter, Jodi Ann Songer on Sept. 26, 2010; one son, Roger in infancy; and one brother, Earl Liebnow.
Grateful for having shared in his life are one daughter, Joyce (Dan) Shudak of Yankton; two sons, Ronald (Carol) Liebnow of Huron and Rodney (Christy) Liebnow of Wolsey; his son-in-lawn, Don Songer of Huron; six grandchildren, Michelle (Joe) Shudak-Waldner, Nick Shudak, Blaine Liebnow, Brianna Songer, Nikkita Songer and Caleb Liebnow; one foster granddaughter, Cydnee Davis; four great-grandchildren, Amanda Waldner, Joshua Waldner, Cooper Shudak and Sophia Shudak.
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