|The Kuhler Funeral Home announces the death of Henry Tschetter, former employee of the Kuhler Funeral Home in Huron, and the father of Craig Tschetter, funeral director and former salesman for Batesville Casket Company.
Henry Tschetter, age 89, of Sioux Falls and formerly of Huron, died Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at Bethany Lutheran Home in Sioux Falls. His funeral service will be at 10 AM Monday, December 10th at Bethesda Church with the Rev. Roy Burket officiating. Burial will be in the Ideal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 PM Sunday, December 9th, at the Kuhler Funeral Home with his family present from 6 to 8 PM. Memorials may be directed to the Huron Gideons Camp. Visit www.kuhlerfuneralhome.com.
Henry Issak Tschetter was born October 8, 1923, on a farm outside of Yale, South Dakota. He attended rural school near Yale and graduated from Wolsey High School in 1941. Following graduation he worked as a farm laborer until enlisting in the US Navy in 1944. Following basic training he married Barbara “Bobbi” Walter on August 6, 1944, at Bethel Church. Within three short days of their marriage he shipped out to the Island of New Caledonia and returned 22 months later when World War II ended.
The couple farmed with his parents for a short time before moving to Huron, South Dakota in 1947 where he began a career with Gold Medal Dairy. In 1949 the dairy was purchased by Fairmont Food Products. His early years were spent in the dairy processing milk and cheese, followed by a commercial delivery route in Huron serving local grocery stores and restaurants. He was promoted to manager of the Huron location and held that position until Fairmont Foods closed operations in South Dakota. The couple relocated to Moorhead, Minnesota for three years to complete his career with the company. After retiring in 1980, they returned to Huron where he worked as the custodian for St. Theresa Catholic School. In 1985, he began working at the Kuhler Funeral Home which he continued until he suffered a stroke in 2002.
His devotion to church and family were vitally important to his Christian faith. As a family, they faithfully attended Mt. Olivet Mennonite Church during which time he served as a deacon and afterwards as the superintended of Sunday school. They later became members of Bethesda Church where he taught Sunday school and actively attended until moving to an assisted living center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Henry was active in Huron’s Kiwanis Club, the Huron Gideon Camp and sang with the Silvertones men’s ensemble.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Bobbi of Sioux Falls; four children, Marlis (Herb) Klaassen of Omaha, Nebraska, Craig (Della) Tschetter of Brookings, and Douglas (Susie) Tschetter and Steven (Bev) Tschetter, all of Huron; nine grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Edna (Kenneth) Dolliver of Sioux Falls; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harold and Donald; a sister, Dorothy; and one great-granddaughter, Kelsey Tschetter.