Virgil Determan, 92 of Emery, SD died Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.
Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday, November 25 at St. Martin Catholic Church in Emery. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm with a scripture service at 7:00 pm on Friday at the St. Martin Catholic Church. Arrangements are with the Hettinger-Bittner Funeral Chapel in Emery.
Virgil was born October 22, 1925 in Sterling, CO to Bernard and Anna (Bueltel) Determan. In 1941 he moved with his family to Emery. On June 12, 1950 he married Delpha (Dolan) Determan. They made their home near Emery where they farmed and raised eleven children. Over the years, along with farming, he sold seed corn. Virgil was a member of the Saint Martin Catholic Church and The Catholic Order of Foresters. He also served on the Jefferson Township board in McCook County. His children recall his love of farming, antique tractors, attending auctions, having morning coffee, either in Emery or Bridgewater, and his ability to know someone no matter where he went.
Those left to cherish his memory are his eleven children: Virgil (Teri) Determan, Richard Determan, Emery, Ronald (Janet) Determan, Burke, Dale (Tammy) Determan, Madelyn (Chuck) Kirby, Roger (Lori) Determan, Sioux Falls, Dennis Determan, Sandra Determan, Mitchell, Cheryl (Randy) Hisek, Tyndall, Kathleen (Wayne) Stroeh, Odenton, MD, and Janet (Lou) Wiegand, The Villages, FL; thirty-two grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren. One sister, Norma Letcher, Freeman, two sisters in-law, Helen Hilgenberg, Sioux Falls SD, and Cecilia Determan, Emery SD.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Delpha; parents; sisters, Ruth, Maxine, and Irene; brothers; Cletus and Robert, grand-daughter, Angie.