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Filmore Mutschelknaus, age 90, of Lesterville, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2020, at his home with his wife and his family surrounding him.
Filmore Mutschelknaus was born December 14, 1929 to Adolph and Lea (Weidenbach) Mutschelknaus on the family farm in Yankton County. He attended the Odessa #24 Country School.
On July 23, 1950 Filmore married Darlene Schenkel at Martinus Lutheran Church, Utica, South Dakota.
Filmore was a proud farmer. He loved his cattle and his horses. He had names for all of them. For over 25 years he was a seed corn dealer. In 2001, Filmore retired and moved to Lesterville.
Filmore enjoyed baseball and was a huge St. Louis Cardinal fan. He really enjoyed being the “Voice of the Lesterville Broncs” baseball team for over 40 years. He loved the Lord, church was very important to him and he loved his family. He was the Martinus Lutheran Church treasurer for over 40 years. After retirement, Filmore enjoyed recycling metal, gardening, and fishing. He was a great dancer and he loved his wife’s cooking. He also loved visiting with family and friends and going to ball games.
Grateful for having shared in his life are his wife of 70 years, Darlene Mutschelknaus of Lesterville; six children, Barbara Cisar, Thomas (Brenda) Mutschelknaus, Joseph (Mollie) Mutschelknaus, Peggy (Richard) Walloch, Benjamin Mutschelknaus and Paul (Donna) Mutschelknaus; 17 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Filmore was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Elmer; parents-in-law, Wm and Sarah Schenkel; 1 brother-in-law; 2 sisters-in-law; son-in-law, Don Cisar; daughter-in-law, Margaret Mutschelknaus; Ben’s fiancé, Raquel Wade; and great-grandson, Shawn Cook.
To God be the glory.
I remember Filmore as a neighbor down the road from my parents. One year he purchased sheep from us to eat down the grass on his farm place. He and Darlene welcomed me into their home to share with them about my missions work. May the Lord bless you and keep you and give you peace.
Audrey (Weidenbach) Fast Sep 2 2020 3:25 AM
A sad moment for me, I remember the entire family, living on the farm accross the road from them and attending grade and high school with most of them. I have very fond memories of that time and my prayers are with all of you. Greg
GREG LIST Aug 29 2020 12:17 AM
To the Mutschelknaus family Our sincere sympathy on the passing of your husband & father. Dad thought highly of Filmore. I remember Nancy and my last visit to Martinus and having a great conversation with him after service. We know & trust in the Resurrection to give comfort. Sincerely Nancy & Lynn
Lynn & Nancy Petersen Aug 21 2020 3:13 AM
Filmore lived life to the fullest. He loved his family very much and it showed. He was always trying to help the Lesterville community and his church by promoting various improvement projects. His announcing of baseball games was legendary. Filmore you will be greatly missed,
Frank Kloucek Aug 19 2020 4:38 PM
I always liked talking with Filmore when we were neighbors and that continued after I moved to Sioux Falls. He was just one of the reasons Lesterville was a great place to live. God Bless your family.
KEITH AUCH Aug 19 2020 1:23 PM
You have our deepest sympathy. I will remember Filmore for his kind and gentle heart, and always his smile.
Harold and Angie Schramm Aug 17 2020 6:57 PM
So sorry for your loss. I will forever remember his voice as the Lesterville Broncs announcer. Such great memories. Always a smile and a wave whenever I saw him. Rest in Peace Filmore!
Lisa Winckler (Scherschligt) Aug 17 2020 3:56 PM