Dennis Kjose of rural Alcester, South Dakota passed away Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Sanford Vermillion Care Center in Vermillion, South Dakota.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2012 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, rural Elk Point, South Dakota. Reverend Steven Martens will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be after 3:00 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 2012, with the family present after 6:00 p.m., and a Prayer service at 7:00 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Visitation will resume 1 hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Dennis Alan Kjose was born August 26, 1932 on the family farm in Union County, South Dakota, the son of Alfred and Julia (Nielsen) Kjose. Dennis was baptized and confirmed at Brule Creek Lutheran Church in rural Elk Point. He attended country school at Pleasant Ridge #19 in Union County, South Dakota and later high school in Akron. He graduated from Akron High School in 1950. Following his graduation, he started farming northwest of Akron.
He was united in marriage to JoAnn Parker on September 12, 1952 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron. They farmed and had a dairy for many years south of Alcester.
He was a lifetime member of Brule Creek Lutheran Church. Through the years, Dennis enjoyed playing cards, square dancing, and throwing horseshoes, where he won several trophies. He was also an avid sports fan. In later years, he enjoyed spending the winters in Arizona with JoAnn. He loved his life on the farm and enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his wife of over 60 years, JoAnn of Alcester; his son: Terry Kjose (Twyla) of Alcester; his daughter: Julie Reuter (Joe) of Alpharetta, GA; four grandchildren: Jeremy Kjose (Kris) of Beresford, Ashlee, Eian, and Noah Reuter of Alpharetta, GA; two great grandsons: Michael and Seth Kjose of Beresford; a brother: Eldean Kjose (Jerry) of Alcester; and several nieces, nephews, and many relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his step mother: Della Kjose.
Memorials can be made in Dennis’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association or Brule Creek Lutheran Church.