Clayton Skeckelberg

Funeral services for Clayton Steckelberg, 95, of Yankton, formerly of Chamberlain were held, Monday, October 31, 2016 at the United Church of Christ in Chamberlain with burial in the Riverview Cemetery at Chamberlain. Clayton Lester Steckelberg was born May 25, 1921, to August and Mae (Kingsbury) Steckelberg at home in West Point Township of Brule County in South Dakota. He attended Harrison Country School in West Point Township. He then began farming with his brothers on the homestead in West Point Township. On February 20, 1946, he was united in marriage to Isabelle Moulton at Reliance. They farmed in different locations throughout Brule County and around 1954, they purchased the homestead from his father and brother Glenn. They made their home on the farm where they raised their four children. They farmed until the death of his wife and his retirement in 1995. In 2004 he moved to Yankton, SD. Clayton and Isabelle were avid square dancers and square danced as far away as Seattle, WA. He was a member of United Church of Christ in Chamberlain where he served as an usher. During the construction of the church, he volunteered by hauling dirt that came from the digging of the basement. Clayton passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Avera Sister James Nursing Home, Yankton, SD at the age of 95 years. He is survived by two sons, Gary (Dorothy) of Nickerson, NE, and Kevin (Marie) of Yankton, SD, and two daughters, Diane Lurz of Kadoka, SD and Janice Deal of Kimball, SD, nine grandchildren, 21 greatgrandchildren, one greatgreat- grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Isabelle, parents, August and Mae Steckelberg, a sister, Verda (Steckelberg) Butterfield, and brothers Merle Steckelberg, Harold Steckelberg, Darwin Steckelberg, Glenn Steckelberg and Milton Steckelberg, two son-in-laws, Terry Deal and Dennis Lurz a great-granddaughter, Taylor Martin and a great-grandson, Bradley Moeller. 

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