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Elder Adam MagstadtCLERGY
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Elder Adam “Mike” Magstadt was born on Tuesday, November 1, 1910 on the family farm near Tripp, South Dakota. He was one of ten children born to Frederick and Lydia (Baltzer) Magstadt. He attended country school, and then began working on the farm. He contracted polio as a child, but made a full recovery and enjoyed wrestling and riding ponies. Elder and his brother, Helmuth broke horses to be used as farm animals. He started out farming with horses, but bought his first tractor in 1942 and was a John Deere man for the rest of his life. Elder was united in marriage to Emma Brandt on November 19, 1936 in a country church near Tripp. They farmed nine miles northeast of Tripp, retiring to Tripp in 1973. Elder loved music and could often be heard singing while doing farm work. He enjoyed watching baseball and softball, and also enjoyed traveling and fishing. Elder lived on his own until he was 90 and became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland in 2001. He passed away on Friday, January 14, 2011, having attained the age of 100 years, 2 months and 13 days.
Elder is survived by two daughters: Carol (Harlan) Phinney of Mitchell and Doris Kalahar of Huron, 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Fred and Lydia Magstadt, Elder was preceded in death by his wife, Emma, in 1990, a daughter, Darlene Wollmann, in 1983, a son-in-law, Verlin Wollmann, two sisters and seven brothers.
Please accept my condolence in the lose of you father, grandfather, and great grandfather. My prayers and thoughts be with you.
Daryl Wollmann Jan 18 2011 11:57 AM
Our deepest sympathy to all of Elder's family. ---Ferne and Marvin Baltzer
Ferne & Marvin Baltzer Jan 17 2011 7:53 AM
My sympathies & prayers to Carol & Doris & all of Mike's family. I'm sad to hear of the passing of another neighbor from my days on the farm near Tripp. I have many fond memories of Sunday night visits to the Magstadts. He always struck me as such a kind and gentle man. May his soul find eternal rest.
Allyn Brosz Jan 16 2011 4:15 PM