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L. Carlyle Chamberlin

November 4, 1924 — December 19, 2016

Carlyle Chamberlin, 92 of Bristol died on Monday, December 19, 2016 at Sun Dial Manor in Bristol. His funeral will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Bristol, Rev. Chris Strohm officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Bristol Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday 5-7 P.M. and prior to services on Thursday. Laurie Carlyle Chamberlin was born on November 4, 1924 to Howard and Ida (Peterson) Chamberlin in Bristol, South Dakota. His mother, Ida died during the birth of his brother, Roger so the boys were raised by his grandmother, Suzanna Peterson and Ray and Minnie Morehouse. He was baptized and confirmed at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Bristol. He attended school in Bristol, graduating from high school in 1942. After high school he worked for Henry Hansmeier, then he worked at Interstate Drop Forge in Minneapolis making bomb caps during World War II and in Milwaukee, Wisconsin blowing glass. With the money he made working he bought old tractors to start farming. On June 18, 1949 he married Elaine Benson in a double wedding ceremony with Justin and Berniece Nilson at Waubay, South Dakota. They lived in Bristol for a short time and then the couple rented a farm north of Bristol and then purchased the Van Morehouse farm west of Bristol where they farmed, raising flax and durum wheat, milked cows and raised chickens and pigs. Later he raised stock cattle. In 1990 they retired from farming and moved to Bristol. He entered Sun Dial Manor in December 2012. He was a life-long member of Bethesda Lutheran Church in Bristol. He loved playing cards, especially whist. Also he enjoyed traveling. Carlyle loved to visit with people and he had a great sense of humor and like to joke with them. Carlyle passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016 at Bristol, South Dakota at the age of 92 years, 1 month and 15 days. Survivors include his wife, Elaine of Bristol; his children Laurie (Loralie) Chamberlin of Hill City, SD, Diane (Leo) Warrington of Groton, SD and Kevin (Kim) Chamberlin of Wichita, KS; seven grandsons, Jason and Neil Warrington, Alex, Laurie, Andrew, Cole and Cayden Chamberlin; and ten great grandchildren, Axel, Natalia, Novalea, Ayce and Aschar Warrington, Logan, Ashlynn and Greyson Warrington, Johnny and Laura Chamberlin. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Roger, a half-brother, Lowell, step-brothers, Bart and Dick Clarke and a step-sister, Alice Lone.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

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