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Coleman Bisgard

WAUBAY- Coleman Bisgard 84 of Waubay died on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at Good Samaritan Center in Clear Lake. His funeral will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waubay, Rev. Jeffrey Kalb will officiate. Burial with military rites by Brady-Monson Post 129 American Legion of Waubay will be at Egeland Lutheran Cemetery near Waubay. Visitation will be at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster on Friday 5-7 P.M. and prior to services at the church. fiksdalfuneral.com. Casket bearers will be grandsons, Jason and Jesse Leimkuhl, Justin Reinbold, Joshua and Dan Clayton, Kevin Gibbs, Colton and Jordan Endres. Honorary casket bearers will be granddaughters, Kylie Gibbs, Kami Tracy and all of his great grandchildren. Coleman Jean Bisgard was born on October 24, 1925 to Chris and Olga (Tucker) Bisgard on the family farm south of Waubay in Egeland Township, Day County, South Dakota. He was baptized at Egeland Lutheran Church and later confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Waubay. He attended Egeland 212 country school near his home, Waubay High School and a trade school for carpentry in Fargo, North Dakota. In December 1943 he entered the U. S. Marine Corps and served during World War II in Japan and Hawaii. In August 1946 he was honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal and was awarded the Honorable Service Lapel Button. He returned to Egeland Township and took over the family farm. On January 12, 1953 he was united in marriage to Shirley Zubke at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Parsonage. After their marriage the couple made their home on the Bisgard family farm where they were engaged in grain farming and milking. Because of health issues he semi-retired from farming in the past few years. He was an active member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church where he had been President, Trustee and an Elder. He belonged to the Egeland Township Weed Board and Egeland Township Board where he was Treasurer for many years. He also was an active member of Brady-Monson Post 129 American Legion and was a Past Commander, on the Firing Squad and Finance Officer. He also helped build the new building for the Legion Post and took his turn as a bartender in the old Legion. He enjoyed woodworking, playing cards, bingo, crosswords, dominos, horseshoes, threshing shows and most of all, loved his farm work. Coleman passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at Good Samaritan Center in Clear Lake, South Dakota at the age of 84 years, 6 months and 17 days. Survivors include his wife, Shirley of Waubay; five daughters, Elvina (Larry) Hamman of Baltic, SD, Susan (Patrick) Tracy of Yutan, NE, Cindy (Ken) Reinbold of Aberdeen, SD, Nancy Bisgard of Waubay, SD and Shelly (Mike) Endres of Florence, SD; one sister, Elaine Schmidt of Sioux Falls, SD; a half-sister, Maxine Lockett of North Hollywood, CA; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Harlan and Arden and one sister, Alvilda.

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Coleman was a very nice man. I know he will be missed. With prayers for your family,

Tom and Mary (Hamman) Snyder May 31 2010 12:00 AM


PAM ZUBKE JENSEN May 21 2010 12:00 AM

Shelly and Bisgard family, Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

kathy weyh-jurgens May 17 2010 12:00 AM

To Coleman's family: We are so sorry for your loss. I remember Coleman and the rest of your family from my days at Zion Lutheran Church in Waubay. God bless you with peace, and God bless the memory of Coleman. With sympathy and prayers, Lois and Darrell

Darrell & Lois (Tesch) Hildebrant May 15 2010 12:00 AM

My heart goes out to all of you right now. He was a good man. I very much enjoyed our visit a few months ago. My mother talks about getting to visit him often. I will be thinking about all of you and remebering you in my prayers.

Jan Orton May 13 2010 12:00 AM