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Fiksdal Funeral Service
Wednesday December 21st, 2016
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Bethesda Lutheran Church
Thursday December 22nd, 2016
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L. Carlyle Chamberlin

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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Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers. I will always remember your husband and Dad for his sense of humor. He loved to see people smile or laugh. He always went out of his way to greet us. Your loved on will be missed by all that knew him because of his kind heart.

Rhonda Heilman Mar 7 2017 12:00 AM

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Rhonda Heilman Mar 7 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about Carlyle he will be missed by many, he was a great guy. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Shawn Sigdestad Dec 29 2016 12:00 AM

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Shawn Sigdestad Dec 29 2016 12:00 AM

II would like to offer my condolences to the Chamberlin family. 92 years is quite an accomplishment according to the Bible (Psalm 90:10) and I know Carlyle has left you with many precious memories and will be greatly missed. Hopefully this scripture will give you comfort because Jehovah God (Psalm 83:18) is promising us he will do away with man's worst enemy, death. This is found for us at Rev. 21: 4; "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." For more comforting scriptures please visit: http://bit.ly/1K38EFt. It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matthew 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises including the resurrection. John 6: 40 tells us: "For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day." Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: "is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago. Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." This is a wonderful promise made to us by our heavenly father and I pray it brings you comfort and hope. Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. Again, I offer my sincere condolences to the family. Feel free to contact me at my email address: myranj@centurytel.net

M J Dec 23 2016 12:00 AM

I extend my condolences to the Chamberlin family and offer my prayers for you. I was a good friend and classmate of Kevin's in SDSM&T. This is even a more difficult time to be losing your loved one at Christmas time. May the Christ Child's peace be with you. God bless you and your loved ones. Fr. Brian Simon, Chem E '85 Ordained a Catholic priest 1996 email: frbriansimon@sfcatholic.org

Fr. Brian Simon Dec 23 2016 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to your family. I never know Carlyle, yet I was in college with Kevin, worked at Cargill with Laurie, see Leo Warrington at numerous trades how's in the region and work with common clients with Jason. At times like this words are at times insufficient to console, yet we as children know this day will come. One is still never prepared for the day it is reality. May God comfort you at this time and your memories of Carlyle bring smiles to your life. Francis Schaffer. ME '83

Francis SchafferSchaffer Dec 22 2016 12:00 AM

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Francis SchafferSchaffer Dec 22 2016 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We remember Carlyle to have such a great sense of humor. Loren and Cathy Rumpca

Loren Rumpca Dec 22 2016 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to Elaine, Diane & family in the loss of Carlyle. May the memories comfort you in this difficult time

Laurel Morris Dec 21 2016 12:00 AM

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