Percy Brockmueller: 1938-2022 | Freeman Courier

Percy Brockmueller 84, of rural Freeman, S.D., handed away July 4 at his dwelling. Funeral companies can be Monday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m. on the Salem Mennonite (South) Church of rural Freeman. Visitation with the household current can be Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Walter Funeral Residence in Freeman.  

Percy Ken Brockmueller was born Feb. 1, 1938 to Samuel and Kathryn Albrecht Brockmueller of rural Freeman. He handed away at his dwelling on July 4, 2022 on the age of 84.

Percy was baptized by Reverend J. Herbert Fretz on Could 19, 1955 and have become a lifelong member of the Salem Mennonite Church close to Freeman. Church life was necessary to him as he served as trustee, church moderator, Sunday college superintendent, Northern District youth council member, church constructing committee member and taught Sunday college courses most of his grownup life.

Being raised in a Swiss-German talking dwelling, his first formal schooling expertise was to be taught English at Ourtown District 97 nation college. He later attended Freeman Academy, graduating in 1956. Percy cherished his time with classmates and athletic teammates, excelled in basketball and observe, and held the college file within the two-mile run for 25 years.

He married his highschool sweetheart, Arlyss Ann Hofer, on June 6, 1961. To this union two sons have been born — Myles Ken and Blayne Ken — adopted by particular daughters-in-law Lisa Lawrence (Myles) and Tonya Van Peursem (Blayne). Three grandsons — Ryan Ken, Tyler Ken and Andrew Ken — accomplished the household. His grandchildren introduced a lot pleasure as he watched them develop and attended their college occasions and different actions. He enormously appreciated their assist with duties on the farm.

Following two years in 1-W service on the Iowa Psychological Well being Institute in Cherokee, Iowa, he started farming within the Turkey Ridge space and continued to farm till his dying. He loved farming together with his household and seeing his sons start their very own operations. Percy paid consideration to element and was very observant — noticing distinctive issues in individuals and nature. All through his life he served on numerous boards together with Freeman Cooperative Oil, Freeman Junior School and Academy, Freeman Farmer’s Elevator, FreMar Farmer’s Cooperative and Mennonite Support Society.

Percy developed a love for draft horses at an early age and located methods to combine them into his farming. For many of his life, he hitched a group and used them for mowing hay, feeding hay and hauling manure. His motto was “Draft Horses – Each Farm Wants a Crew.” He gained many pals and acquaintances whereas attending horse auctions, pulling parade floats together with his groups and visiting with different horse house owners. He particularly appreciated the relationships developed with the Amish communities in Wisconsin and South Dakota. Shopping for and promoting horses was an amazing pleasure for him. He offered his final horse on August 14, 2021 after 1,276 horses handed by way of his arms.

He’s survived by his spouse of 61 years, Arlyss; son Myles (Lisa) and their kids Ryan and Tyler; son Blayne (Tonya) and their son Andrew; sister Blanche (Leo) Tschetter, brother Rudy (LaVonne) Brockmueller, step brother Norman (Darlene) Hofer, step brother-in-law Jonathan Mendel; brothers-in-law Harvey (Diane) Hofer and Delmar (Shirley) Hofer and plenty of nieces, nephews, kin and pals.

Percy was preceded in dying by his mother and father Samuel and Kathryn Brockmueller, step mom Annie L. Hofer Brockmueller, toddler sisters Valetta and Opal, father-in-law and mother-in-law Joseph L. and Annie Hofer, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Deloris and John Stahl, step sister Angeline Mendel, and step brother Paul E. Hofer Jr.

Memorials may be directed to Freeman Academy or Swan Lake Christian Camp.



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