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Edward H. Bialas

Corsica, SD

1935, 2749, Sand Lake (Columbia), BF-2
1937, 2749, Sand Lake (Columbia), BF-4

Funeral services for Edward H. Bialas were held Saturday, October 4, 2003, at 2 p.m., at St. John Lutheran Church, rural Dimock, with the Rev. David Winterfeldt officiating. Music was furnished by Kent Tecklenburg, organist.

Interment was made in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery, rural Dimock, with Koehn Bros Funeral Home, Parkston, in charge of arrangements. Casketbearers were Brad Hirschman, Floyd Bialas, Willard Bialas, Greg Lee, Ivan Bialas, and Tom Wegehaupt.

Edward H. Bialas was born March 16, 1915, to Ernst and Henrietta (Reichert) Bialas on a farm in Douglas County. He grew up in Douglas County and attended school there. He spent some time in the CCC Camp in the early 1930’s building dams. After his return from the CCC Camp, he began farming until being called to serve in the United States armed forces and serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Upon his discharge from the military, he again began farming until retiring in 1988.

He died Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at Avera Bormann Manor, Parkston, at the age of 88 years. He is survived by two brothes, John Bialas and wife, Anna, Sioux Falls, and Alvin Bialas, Sioux Falls. He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters (one in infancy); and seven brothers (three in infancy).

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