Gettysburg, SD

Arthur DeKnikker

Arthur Henry DeKnikker, 79, Faith, died on March 28, 2014, at Hettinger West River Health Services from pancreatic cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on April 2 at Faith Community Legion Hall with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating. Burial will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis.
Art was born Sept. 7, 1934 at Pringle, SD to Adrian and Dorothy (Durston) DeKnikker.
He worked with the State of SD doing highway maintenance and driving snowplow.
Art married Cleo Collins, on June 7, 1955.
Art was awarded a GED in 1974.
He is survived by his wife, Cleo, his daughters, Susan (Jess) Carmichael and Debora Wicks; son, Danny (Sharon) DeKnikker; brothers, Ed (Lillian) of Gettysburg, Albert (Marie), and Lester (Cheryl) DeKnikker; sisters, Bonnie Wilson and Esther DeKnikker; 18 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Art in death were his parents, son, Stuart DeKnikker;  brothers, Gene, Jim and Guy DeKnikker; and sisters, Josephine Cooley and Caroline Hughes.
A memorial has been established.

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