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Friedens Reformed Church
Saturday August 21st, 2021

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Leroy Pietz

Leroy Pietz, age 87, of rural Tripp, passed away Sunday, August 15,2021 at home on his farm where he lived his entire life.

His funeral service will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the Friedens Reformed Church of Tripp. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service, Saturday morning at the Friedens Reformed Church of Tripp. Burial will be in the Frieden’s Reformed Church Cemetery of Tripp.

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Leroy was born February 12, 1934 to William and Bertha (Sprecher) Pietz, at the family farm near Tripp. Leroy completed eighth grade, but farming always meant more to him than schooling. His education was earned on the family farm under the guidance of his parents and siblings.

Leroy contracted polio in 1952 which limited the use of his right arm for the remainder of his life, yet this did not stop him from fulfilling his dream of farming. Leroy was able to purchase the family farm in the 1980s. He loved the farm life. His Hereford cattle were his pride and joy. He was a John Deere man, through and through.

Leroy is survived by four siblings, Myra Bartelt of Parkston, Merlin (Judy) Pietz of Parker, Richard (Sharon) Pietz of Sioux Falls and Calvin (Ann) Pietz, also of Sioux Falls; along with many nieces and nephews.

Leroy was preceded in death by his parents, William and Bertha Pietz; two brothers, Willard and Harvey and one sister, Gloria Hough.

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