George Fosheim

George Fosheim, age 71 of Murdo, SD, died December 10, 2008, at the Palliative Care Suites at St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre.

Memorial services were held 10:30 a.m. CST on Saturday, December 13, at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Murdo, with Pastor Ray Greenseth officiating.

Music was provided by Karen Royer, pianist. Ushers were Dean Faber and Dean Nelson. Pallbearers were Nathan, Kendell, Bryce and Jesse Fosheim, Tyler Hallock, Jed Novotny and Ricky Dant.

George Erwin Fosheim was born to Peter T. and Viola (Hand) Fosheim March 22, 1937. He was baptized and confirmed at Deep Creek Church, attended grade school at Little Eagle Country School and graduated from Midland High School in 1957.

He married Jackie Bride in 1957. To this union were born four sons, Ricky, Brett, Tory and Forrest.

George held various short term jobs, owned and operated grocery stores in Midland for seven years, and then moved to Murdo where he worked for West Central Electric for 33 years, retiring in 1999.

In life, George celebrated many hobbies and interests, excelling at anything he tried. From his self taught knowledge of computers, amateur photography, and gunsmithing, to his quality craftsmanship in woodworking, he left his mark for all to see. We all enjoy the family photos, and can't walk through his house without admiring something that was either designed, or made by him, including the many bird feeders that attracted so many birds that he loved to watch.

We all know that George's passion was the outdoors. He loved spending time with friends and family while hunting and fishing and instilled these passions in his sons. Summers were spent camping at Black Fox, fishing at Lake Oahe, and shooting rifles and pistols with ammunition that he reloaded. Fall was time for hunting, and no time was more precious than deer hunting in the Buttes or Black Hills.

George enjoyed many sports, including baseball, bowling, and competitive shooting, but was most enthusiastic about spending as much free time as possible on the golf course. He has long been a supporter of the Murdo Golf Course and Murdo Gun Club.

For all of his talents and successes, his biggest success was his family. He so loved his sons, was extremely proud of their families, and was an adoring grandfather and great-grandfather.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Jackie Fosheim of Murdo; three sons, Brett Fosheim and his wife, Susan, of Sturgis, Tory Fosheim and his wife, LeAnna, of Pierre, and Forrest Fosheim and his wife, Londa, of Windom, MN; 10 grandchildren, Erica Hallock (Tyler) of Casper, WY, Erin Novotny (Jed) of Mitchell, Nathan Fosheim of Belle Fourche, Vicki Dant (Ricky) of Huron, Kendell, Jasmin and Cassidy Fosheim of Pierre, Bryce, Jesse, and Cierra Fosheim of Windom, MN; four great grandchildren, Taya and Teagan Hallock, Corbyn Novotny, and Izzabella Fosheim; three brothers, Peter Fosheim and his wife, Sylvia, of Pierre, Joe Fosheim of Midland, and Vic Fosheim and his wife, Carol, of Midland; six sisters, Thelma Jean Schofield of Philip, Pauline Schofield of Midland, Edith Schofield of Evansville, WY, Judy Gerig and her husband, George, of Berthoud, CO, Tina Haug and her husband, Orlyn, of Aurora, CO, and Ruth Gassner and her husband, Lou, of Berthoud, CO; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one son, Ricky Lee Fosheim; his parents and three brothers; Richard, Roger, and Johnny.

Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

Online guestbook available at www.rushfuneralhome.com

A memorial has been established.