Denis L. Sudtelgte, 83, of Alton, died Tuesday Jan. 15, 2013, at The Abbey in Le Mars.
Denis was born March 13, 1929, on the family farm north of Remsen, the son Bernard "Ben" and Margaret (Ehlinger) Sudtelgte. He was raised and educated near Remsen. He attended country school first and second grades in Fredonia Township. He then attended St. Mary's School in Remsen. In 1948 he started farming with his brother Earl.
On Sept. 20, 1951, he was drafted in the U.S. Army. He was sent to serve in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged June 19, 1953.
In 1956 he moved south of Alton in Sioux County to farm on his own. He lived there until July 2011. He then went to Floyd House Assisted Living in Sergeant Bluff, until July 2012. With failing health he then moved into The Abby of Le Mars.
When Denis was young, he enjoyed pheasant hunting and fishing. He also loved old time dancing at Shore Acres at North Sioux City, S.D.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mrs. Earl (Audrey) Sudtelgte, of Remsen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and their wives, Cletus (Marie), Justin (Iona), James (Mildred), and Earl Sudtelgte, and one sister, Vivian (Roman) Shea.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen. Graveside military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 3328 and American Legion Post 220 of Remsen. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. Thursday. There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.
Casketbearers will be Mike Shea, Duane, Mark, Ken, Rick and Steve Sudtelgte.
Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.