Arlo A. Plooster, 84, died September 3, 2011 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Funeral service will be Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 10:30 AM at the First Reformed Church in Harrison with burial following in Harrison City Cemetery in Harrison. Visitation will be Monday, September 5, 2011 from 6 - 8 PM at the First Reformed Church in Harrison with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. Arrangements by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Armour.
Arlo Plooster was born on December 18, 1926 to Engel and Marie (Brink) Plooster on the family farm south of Harrison, SD. He made profession of his faith and was a lifetime member of the First Reformed Church in Harrison. He attended country school and graduated from Corsica High School in 1944. He married Arlene Bordewyk on February 11, 1949 at the Christian Reformed Church in Corsica. They farmed near Harrison until retiring in 1993 when they moved to Corsica. Arlo served on the rural school board, Douglas County ASC Committee, clerk of Iowa Township Board, and First Reformed Church Board. He enjoyed softball, bowling, golfing, hunting, and playing cards with friends. He died at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell on September 3, 2011 at the age of 84.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene of Corsica, SD; 2 daughters: Judy (Ron) Vanden Berge of Corsica, SD and Jolene (Dan) Brosz of Bowman, ND; 2 sons: Tom (Barb) Plooster of Custer, SD and Todd (Brenda) Plooster of Corsica, SD; brother: Dean (Marlene) Plooster and sister, Elsie Jongsma, both of Harrison, SD; 10 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters-in-law: Kathryn Stedronsky of Mitchell, SD and Joyce (Ben) Hasseler of Armour, SD.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Willard, two sisters: Adrianna DeLange and Antionette Everson.
Officiating: Rev. Steve Hayes
Music: Beth Maas, organist; Gordon Feenstra, soloist
Casket Bearers: Scott Vanden Berge, Chuck Noteboom, Jon Brosz, Tyler Silha, Trent Shearer, Michael Plooster, Anthony Plooster
Honorary Casket Bearers: Traci Noteboom, Laura Vanden Berge, Angeline Silha, Jessica Bros,z Kelsey Brosz, Vicki Grey, Betsy Shearer, Cassie Plooster, Jenny Plooster