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Marlan Tschetter

Marlan Tschetter, age 69, of Hitchcock, died Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. His funeral service was at 11:00 AM Monday, February 27th at theat the Prairie Bible Church with Rev. Rod Poppinga and Rev. Ralph Plummer officiating.  Burial was in the Prairie Bible Church Cemetery.

Marlan Joel Tschetter was born August 9, 1942, to Edward J. and Cathern (Gross) Tschetter at Huron.  He attended country school for eight years and graduated from James Valley Christian School in 1960.

On March 28, 1962, Marlan married Miriam Wipf at Hutterthal Mennonite Church at Carpenter.  Marlan spent his whole life farming, and was also a blacksmith and a mechanic, spending many hours in his shop.  He became known as the “Village Smithy.”  In 2000, Marlan was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and most recently Lewy Body Dementia.

Marlan enjoyed playing his accordion at various nursing homes and church.  Listening to gospel music was a favorite past time of his.  He served on the church board and deacon board and was a Sunday school teacher for a number of years.  Marlan also enjoyed attending farm shows with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents, Lorenz L.S. Tschetter, Susanna Tschetter, Chris J. Gross, Elizabeth Gross; and one granddaughter, Autumn Faye Tschetter.

Grateful for having shared in his life are his wife, Miriam; two sons and their families, Michael and Jena Tschetter and their children Dalton, Logan, Taren and Mason all of Hitchcock and Stacey and Teena Tschetter and their children Thad, Jazzlyn and Tianna all of Carpenter; two brothers, Bemis Tschetter of Huron and Nylone Tschetter of Ireton, Iowa; one sister, Candace (Rev. Ralph) Plummer of Holly, Colorado; three nieces; one nephew; and a number of cousins, aunts and uncles.

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