Funeral services for John Wall, 88, of Pukwana SD will be 10:00 am Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Chamberlain with burial in the Graceland Cemetery at Oacoma, SD. Visitation will begin Friday at 5:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Chamberlain.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Chamberlain Senior Citizens Center, 219 N Main Street, Chamberlain SD 57325 or Kimball Senior Citizens Center, 120 N Main Street, Kimball, SD 57355.
John Ord Wall was born November 24, 1930 at Gettysburg, SD to Joseph Bertie and Ella (Geist) Wall. He attended country grade school in Ziebach County near Dupree, SD. He attended school at Brookings, SD receiving an Ag Degree. He returned to the Dupree area where he and his brother started an earth moving business and began building dams. John loved flying and between the two they did not own a car but had a plane for transportation.
On August 10, 1950, John was united in marriage to Mildred Anderson at her parent’s home in Brookings, SD. To this union three children were born: Ann, Dan, and Joseph. Together they bought a farm in Glad Valley, SD where they farmed and ranched. While in Glad Valley, John and Jean came to live with them. They moved to Eagle Butte in 1966 where John taught welding. He later began working for Public Health Service in construction inspection and then as maintenance for the City of Eagle Butte until retiring around the early 1990’s. In 2009, Mildred and John moved to Chamberlain where they made their home near their son Joseph and wife Cynthia. Mildred passed away on June 10, 2012.
John was united in marriage to Helen Kulhavy Rosenberger on December 6, 2014. They made their home on a farm south of Pukwana.
While John resided in Eagle Butte he was a member of the Eagle Butte Community Club, the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Eagle Butte, a 4-H Leader, member of the Masonic Lodge, and the Sons of Norway.
John was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Chamberlain then transferred his membership to St. Olaf Lutheran Church at Ola, SD. He was a member of the Senior Citizens Center in Chamberlain and Kimball where he loved playing pinochle. He was active in all aspects of his church activities in both Eagle Butte, Chamberlain and for a short time he was involved in Prison Ministry.
John passed away on September 18, 2019 at Sanford Medical Center in Chamberlain. Gratefully sharing his life are his wife Helen; children Ann (Lyle) Landgren; Joseph (Cynthia) Wall; Jean (Paul) Sielsted and John (Lynn) Miles; Helen’s children Julie (Scott) Phinney and children Alyssa (DJ), Samantha (Dustin), Christina (Will), Thomas, (Ruth), and Alex; Melanie (Greg) Doetzel and daughter Molly; and Andrew Stanger and children A.J. Jr., Ashton, and Sarah; children of the heart Bart (Dori) Krenke and children Lydia and Blaine; a daughter-in-law Peggy Wall; sister Rose Ella (Ralph) Vrooman; brother Harold (Jan) Wall; and five grandchildren Lezlie Amela, Travis Landgren, Amber Goebel, Nicholas and Emily Wall; and eight great grandchildren Kody, Allison, Angela, Kourtland, Kamden, Stian, Callen, Remi, JJ, Gabriella, and Spencer; and five great great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his first wife Mildred, his parents, son Dan, and brother Virgil.