Henry B. Jeitz, 86, Belle Fourche, South Dakota died Monday, January 2, 2006, at the Sturgis Regional Hospital, Sturgis, SD.
He was born March 19, 1919, in Ft. Pierre, SD, to Bruno Henry Jeitz and Elsie Carrie (Koch) Jeitz. As a young man he worked with his father on the railroad near Capa, SD. Henry enlisted in the United States Army, Cavalry Division on May 9, 1942, and soon became a truck driver, which gave him the opportunity to travel the Pacific. He was honorably discharged on September 29, 1945, in Ft. Leavenworth, KS. He returned to Midland were he ran a gas station.