Arthur A. "Art" Kroetch, age 80, of Philip, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Arthur Albert "Art" Kroetch was born August 18, 1926 in Hilland, South Dakota, the son of Fredrick and Pearl (Boyce) Kroetch. He grew up on his parents' homestead and received his education at the Elbon Rural School.
As a young man he worked with his family and various ranchers in that area. In 1948, he owned and operated a custom haying business.
Art was united in marriage to Eleanor May Johnson on June 30, 1950 in Cottonwood, SD.