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Eldon Stanfield

Eldon Stanfield, age 81, of Huron, died Thursday, September 23, 2010, at the Huron Regional Medical Center.  His funeral service was at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 1st at the Riverview United Methodist Church with Rev. Barry Whipkey officiating.  Burial was in the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery.

George Eldon Stanfield was born December 23, 1928, to Dean and Grace (Butts) Stanfield at Artesian, South Dakota.  He attended the local country schools around the Artesian area.  Eldon left school to help on the family farm, returning to graduate from Artesian High School in 1949.  After graduation, he lived in the Artesian and Huron area until he moved to California in 1960.

He was joined in marriage to Shirley Chapman from 1953 until 1969.  In 1972, Eldon married Delila Leistra.  After their marriage, their family moved to California.

In 1983, Eldon and his family moved back to Huron, where he lived until his death.  While living in Huron, Eldon worked for several area farmers and drove truck.  He retired in 2006.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Delila in 2005; one son, Charles in 1988; his father and mother-in-law, Lyle and Helen; and two brothers, Ralph and Bruce.

Grateful for having shared in his life are his companion, Sandy Moore of Huron; eight children, Robert (Rhonda) Stanfield of Doland, Vicki (Randy) Rice of Yucaipa, California, Wayne (Lori) Stanfield of Huron, Chris (Cindy) Stanfield of Huron, Mickie (Calvin) Korab of Lubbock, Texas, Michael (Sarah) Stanfield of Anchorage, Alaska, Marcia Stanfield-Brodkorb of Tyler, Minnesota, and Matthew Stanfield of Huron; nineteen grandchildren, Brodey, Angela, Josh, Nila, Randalynn, Jennifer, Jerad, Colin, Miranda, Daniel, Blake, Tavion, Chantell, Haley, Kimberly, Hunter, Brandon, Ella and Brian; thirteen great-grandchildren; and one great great-granddaughter.  Eldon is also survived by one brother, Bob Stanfield and his companion, Betty of Wessington; five sisters, Alice Joy, Janet Bobeldyke, Donna Stanfield and Helen Estes all of Huron and Betty (Gordon) Seter of Billings, Montana; and several nieces, nephews, and brothers and sisters-in-law.

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