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Thursday January 28th, 2010
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Donald  Jay Stewart

Rev. Dean Schroeder
Organist ~ Melissa Bruna
“How Great Thou Art”
“Amazing Grace”
“Holy, Holy, Holy”
Jason Herrboldt
Brad Herrboldt
Goeffrey Green
Karl Keuser
Adam Halseth
Mark Wagner
Gina Hoffman
Geri Green
Kimberly Berger
Ashley Halseth
Jymmi Jo Stewart
Donald Jay Stewart was born on Wednesday, July 23, 1930 in Ravinia, South Dakota to Ralph and Lillian (Caldwell) Stewart. He attended school in the Ravinia area until the family moved to the Tyndall area when Don was in 6th grade. Don was united in marriage to Amanda Fischer on August 27, 1950 at Grace Lutheran Church in Menno, South Dakota. At that time, he joined the church and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in April of 1952 at Grace Lutheran by Rev. E.A. Bischoff. They began their married lives on a farm north of Tyndall where they farmed for 12 years. They later moved to a farm on Highway 46 near Scotland and Don farmed there until retiring in 1995. Don and Amanda remained on the farm until 2006 when they moved to Tyndall.
Don was a member of St. John Lutheran Church where he served on the church council. He was active as a 4H leader, both locally and in the county. Don served on the boards of the Scotland Creamery, B-Y Electric from 1983-2006, and East River Electric at Madison from 1989-2006. He had a long association with the Minnesota Valley Breeder’s Cooperative and was also a member of the Farmer’s Co-op of Scotland.
Don passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton at the age of 79 years, 6 months and 3 days.
Don’s memory will live forever in the hearts of his family and friends, which include his wife Amanda Stewart of Tyndall; three daughters: Sharon (Bill) Green of Valley, Nebraska, Dianne (Lee) Herrboldt of Menno, South Dakota, and Carol (Jeff) Halseth of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; daughter-in-law Pam Stewart of rural Scotland; ten grandchildren: Goeffrey, Gina, Geri, Jason, Kimberly, Brad, Karl, Jymmi Jo, Ashley and Adam; four great-grandchildren: Keelianne, Isaac, Everett, and Jerzey; one sister, Margaret Brown of Winner, South Dakota; and one brother, Dale (Ruth) Stewart of Scotland; and many nieces and nephews and countless friends.
In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by three sons: Allan in 1960, Jim in 2008 and infant son, Kenneth Jay; an infant daughter, Sharleen; and a son-in-law, Jerry Hasz.

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Our prayers are with your family. Don will be greatly missed by everyone. He was very easy to talk to whenever you saw him. He had great sense of humor and will be missed.

Steve and Kathy(Ruman)Popp Jan 31 2010 6:46 PM

Our sympathies to the whole family. For almost 50 years, I've called him "Mr. Stewart" as a sign of my respect of him, and appreciation for his friendship to my family and me. I loved his broad faced smiles, and to share a laugh with him was great! - Carol

Evan and Carol Borchard Jan 31 2010 5:39 AM

now amanda you should be very proud of him I know you will miss him but he doesn't have to suffer any more. God bless you and your family

sylvia coulson Jan 29 2010 11:58 AM

Amanda & Family, We want to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Don was a very kind man. Always remember the good times with Don.

Stan & Shirley Woods Jan 29 2010 9:41 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to you Amanda, and your family. May God give you the strength to get through this difficult time in your lives. You all have my deepest sympathy.

Lauri Stewart Havranek Jan 28 2010 7:36 PM

Dearest Amanda & Family, You have my deepest condolences. Don's memory will live on in all of our hearts. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and we pray that God surrounds you with his everlasting love and comfort.

Loretta J.(Simek) Bierwagen Jan 28 2010 2:38 PM

Carol, my deepest and sincerest condolences to you and all of your family at the loss of your father. His memory and God's grace will carry you through. Take care, Doug

Doug Schulz Jan 28 2010 10:39 AM

Amanda and family, Don's death has deeply saddened us. We wish we were closer to be near all of you at this difficult time. Allow family and friends to support you as angel wings lift Don to our heaven above. Bev and Jim Machacek

Bev and Jim Machacek Jan 28 2010 8:56 AM

Dianne and Lee Sorry to hear of your father's passing. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love Connie, Jim, Nathan, and Nicole Gramm

Connie Gramm Jan 28 2010 6:24 AM

Dear Amanda & family..We were so sorry to read of Don's passing away. But what wonderful memories the Frydas have of the DonandAmanda family. Remember how the names all ran together. We are better people for having had Don in our lives. with love Al & Linda

Al & Linda Jonkers Jan 28 2010 5:58 AM

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