Obituary of Larry Bickford Adel
Armour - Larry Bickford Adel, 96, formerly of Delmont, died at Armour Care & Rehabilitation Center on Monday, April 8, 2019. Funeral service will be Monday, May 13, 2019 at 11:30 AM at United Methodist Church in Geddes with burial following in the Presbyterian Cemetery south of Delmont, SD.
Larry Bickford Adel was born on December 26, 1922 in Witten, SD to Henry and Vera (Donohoe) Adel. The family remained in the Witten area until 1937, when they moved to the Delmont area. They rented a farm just outside of Delmont until 1940 when they purchased a farm five and a half miles west of Delmont. Larry graduated from Delmont High School and attended Southern State College in Springfield, SD. He spent a year working in Los Angeles, CA, then returned to the family farm. Larry married Harriet Nadenicek in Yankton, SD on August 15, 1946. To that union were born three sons: Mark, Greg and Jeff. Larry gradually took over operation of the family farm from his father. He worked hard and took a great deal of pride in his farm. Larry and Harriet continued to live on the farm until 2006, when they retired to Armour. Larry was very active in a variety of community, church, and civic organizations. He was one of the founders of the Douglas County Memorial Hospital and was board chairman for many years. He was a long-time member of Delmont Baseball Association and was the public address announcer for Delmont baseball for over 30 years. He was chairman of the Douglas County Republican Party for many years. He was a member of Agland Coop Board and The Delmont School Board. He was also very active in the United Methodist Church, holding a variety of positions in the local Delmont church and serving as statewide president of the United Methodist Men. Larry died at Armour Care and Rehabilitation Center in Armour on Monday, April 8, 2019 at the age of 96.
He is survived by his wife, Harriet Adel of Armour, SD, 3 sons, Mark (Sue) Adel of Ashland, NE, Greg (Kim) Adel of Blacksburg, VA, and Jeff (Wanda) Adel of Gettysburg, SD, grandchildren, Melanie (Scott) Simpson of Ashland, NE, Aaron Adel of Omaha, NE, and Jay Ritchie of Detroit, MI, and 7 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Vera Adel.
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