Stickney - Edwin "Bud" Niewenhuis, 97, went to his heavenly home Friday, September 14 at the Good Samaritan Center in Corsica. Funeral service will be will be Wednesday, September 19 at 10:30 am at Harrison Community Church North. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 18 from 5 to 7 pm with a 7:00 pm prayer service at Harrison Community Church North. Arrangements by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Stickney.
Bud was born May 15, 1921 to Tony and Dena (Kuyper) Niewenhuis on the family farm in Aurora County, SD. He grew up on the farm and attended country school through the 8th grade near there. As a youth, he helped his parents on the farm and traveled to Minnesota to pick corn. He married Esther Plooster on September 27, 1940. The couple moved to California where Bud drove a milk truck and milked cows. He entered the United States Army on February 13, 1943 and served his country during World War II until his honorable discharge on January 25, 1946. In 1947, he moved back to South Dakota and purchased a farm near Stickney. In addition to farming, he also drove school bus for the Stickney school district for 26 1/2 years. He was united in marriage to Mae (Bult) Rogers on December 6, 1974. Bud was a member of the American Legion and the Harrison Community Church where he was a deacon and elder. He was a people person and truly enjoyed sitting and visiting with family and friends.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Mae of Stickney; 3 children: Doris (Russell) Metzger of Corsica; Mark Niewenhuis of Huron; and Keith (Michelle) Niewenhuis of San Antonio, TX; a step-son, Jerry (Denise) Rogers of Littleton, CO; a daughter-in-law, Linda (Curt) Kredit of Mitchell; 8 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lenora Gruenewald of Corsica; 3 sisters-in-law: Mildred Niewenhuis of Stickney, Ruby Bult of Corsica, and Ruth (Harry) Burma of Platte; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 1st wife, Esther; 2 sons, Harlan and Mark Edwin; step-son, Kevin Rogers; 2 sisters: Wilma (Charles) DeWaard and Dorothy (Alfred) Van Der Pol; a brother, Alden Niewenhuis; a brother-in-law, Dick DeWaard; and in-laws, Elmer and Lena Bultje and Stanley Bult.