HARROLD — Gerald D. Schroyer, 88, of Harrold, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre.
Visitation in Highmore will be 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Luze Funeral Home.
Visitation in Wadena, Iowa will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Wadena Community Church.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Wadena Community Church, Wadena, Iowa with Pastor Rusty Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the Wadena Cemetery.
Gerald Donald “Jerry” was born May 24, 1924, in West Union, Iowa, to Otto and Victoria (Stahl) Schroyer. He attended school in West Union. On Feb. 12, 1942, he joined the Army. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 22, 1945.
On July 23, 1948, he married Artalee Phillips at the Presbyterian Church in Wadena, Iowa. For many years, he operated heavy equipment in road and building construction throughout Iowa. He raised horses and participated in Saddle Club activities. In 1984, they moved to South Dakota near Harrold.
He is survived by his wife, Artalee Schroyer of Harrold; one son, John (Rose) Schroyer of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin; one sister, Marie Taylor of Strawberry Point, Iowa; and one brother, Richard Schroyer of West Union, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and George “Mick”; sister, Margaret Peterson and an infant brother, Ivan.
Luze Funeral Home of Highmore, and Leonard-Grau Funeral Home of Elgin, Iowa have been entrusted with Jerry’s arrangements.
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