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Jonas J. Tschetter

Jonas Tschetter, age 80, of Huron, died Thursday, January 11, 2007 at his residence. His funeral service was Monday, January 15th, at the Mt. Olivet Mennonite Church with Kent Schneider officiating. Burial was in the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery with military rites by the Huron Area Veterans Council. The family prefers memorials to be directed to the Mt. Olivet Church Building Fund or HRMC Hospice Program.

Jonas J. Tschetter was born September 17, 1926, in Beadle County to Peter S. and Katie (Wipf) Tschetter. He received his education in Beadle County schools.

Jonas was drafted into the United States Army on May 4, 1945, and served in Japan. He was honorably discharged on December 16, 1946, and came home to continue farming with his father.

He accepted Christ as his saviour and was baptized by Rev. P.P. Tschetter in July 1943.

On December 7, 1947, Jonas married Esther Gross at the Methodist Church in Huron by Rev. Issac Derkson. They continued to farm in the Hitchcock and Carpenter areas until moving to Huron in January 1967. Jonas worked for the Beadle County Highway Department as a heavy equipment operator for twenty-two years. He retired in 1989.

Jonas enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed trips to Florida, Arizona, and several Farmer's Union bus tours.

He was a church usher and greeter for many years, and was a current member of the Mt. Olivet Mennonite Church, and the Williams Reeves Post #7 American Legion.

Jonas was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Arthur; two nieces, Patricia Mendel and her children, and Arla Kleinsasser; a sister-in-law, Elma Bush and her husband, Clarence Bush; and a brother-in-law, Leonard Hofer.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Esther; three sons, Reg, of Sioux Falls, Doug (LaVae), of Huron, and Kelvin (Connie), of Morris, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Darcie (David) Van Ede, Dustin (Michelle) Tschetter, Nicole Tschetter, Suzanne (Seth) Bauder, and Tom Nickel; two great grandchildren, Jordin Mallett and Braydon Mallett; one brother, Peter (Beulah) Tschetter, of Mesa, Arizona; one sister, Phyllis (Willard) Wipf, of Frankfort; one sister-in-law, Susanne Tschetter, of Huron; and several nieces and nephews.