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Durrell E. Schultz

Durrell E. Schultz, age 79, of Huron, died Sunday, November 29, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Center in De Smet.  His committal service was at 2 PM Monday, November 30th at the Tulare Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Birr officiating. A memorial service was held at the Huron Mission Church at 7 PM Friday, December 4th.

Durrell E. Schultz was born April 15, 1930, to Walter and Esther (Siegling) Schultz on the family farm at Tulare, South Dakota, which was homesteaded by his grandfather August Schultz.  In 1952, he entered the United States Army and served during the Korean War.  He married Marilyn MacNeill at Tulare in 1955.  They became the third generation to live on the homestead.

Durrell and his dad raised registered Hereford cattle, selling them all across the Midwest.  He was an expert welder and inventor who designed and built many farm machines, including tractors and stackmovers.  In 1981 he moved to rural Huron but continued to farm until 1996. 

He was an active member of the Hereford Association and was a 4-H leader for many years.  Durrell was a member of the Huron Mission Church. 

In 2003 he became a resident of the Good Samaritan Center at De Smet, South Dakota.

Durrell is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Huron; four daughters, Joyce (Mark) Haynes of Omaha, NE, JoAnne Sargent of Garretson, Mary Jo (Brian) Hofer of Huron and Lynette Haynes of Warner Robins, Georgia; nine grandchildren, Richelle Hofer, Melissa Sargent, Heather Timperio, Justin Haynes, Stefan Haynes, Joshua Hofer, Rachael Hofer, Jonathan Haynes and James Haynes; five great-grandchildren, Leslie Sargent, Clay Sargent, Caleb Sargent, Mason Hofer, Zachary Hofer; one sister, Janice (Stanley) Steinheuser of Tulare; one niece; and two nephews.

 He was preceded in death by his parents and twin sons, James and John.   

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