Clarence Thury


April 18, 1927 - November 7, 2018


Clarence Thury, 91, of Parkston, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Avera Bormann Manor in Parkston, SD. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Monday, November 12, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Parkston. Burial will be at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Parkston. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Sunday at the church with a 7:00 PM scripture service with rosary. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Clarence H. Thury was born April 18, 1927 in Parkston, SD to Paul and Mary (Polries) Thury. He attended grade school in Parkston and graduated from Parkston High School. He enlisted in the US Army and served during the World War II Era, and was honorably discharged in 1947. Clarence married Lois Weber on June 20, 1950 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Dimock, SD. They farmed in the Ethan and Parkston area for their entire lives. 

He was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus, earning the honor of 4th Degree Knight. He was active in the National Farm Organization, Farmers Union, Farm Mutual Insurance, and was a lifelong member of the American Legion. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and sang in the choir, was a lecturer, and served on the Sacred Heart Cemetery Board.

Clarence is survived by his four children, Ronald (Connie) and Dave (Judy) Thury both of Parkston, Joyce (Darrell) Rich, Broken Arrow, OK, and Linda (Steve) Weber, Dimock, SD; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; brother Father Gerald Thury, Dimock; and sisters Betty Fergen, Ethan, SD, Joan Fideler, Tucson, AZ, and Jean Severin, Omaha, NE.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois; parents; seven brothers, William, Louis, James, Leonard, Donald, Joel, Fredrich; two sisters, Delores Eisenbraun and Karen Stein; a child in infancy; and a granddaughter, Pamela Weber Bialas.


Sunday, November 11, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Scripture Service with Rosary

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
411 W Main St
Parkston, SD 57366


Monday, November 12, 2018
10:30 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
411 W Main St
Parkston, SD 57366


Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Parkston, South Dakota

Posted by K. Hope on December 8, 2018
I'm sorry for you're family's loss. May the thought at Acts 24:15 in God's Word the Bible encourage you all. "There will be a resurrection."
Posted by Marcia Murtha on November 11, 2018
Heart felt sympathy Ron, Joyce, Dave , Linda and family! Clarence was such a nice man with whom I enjoyed visiting with whenever I had the opportunity! Please know I am thinking of you all!
Posted by Linda Reichert on November 11, 2018
Carl and iAre thinking of you with your loss sympathies are given prayers for all
Posted by Karen Herrmann meier on November 9, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family.
Posted by John/Susan culver. Broken arrow,ok on November 9, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of grief.🙏🙏
Posted by Lisa Kummer on November 9, 2018
Thinking of you all and lifting you up in prayer.
Posted by Kim & Pat McCann on November 9, 2018
Our love, sympathy, and prayers.
Posted by Connie and Dan Neugebauer on November 9, 2018
Our sincere sympathy to the family. He was a good man with unending faith. Many prayers offered.
Posted by Gayle Wagner on November 9, 2018
Thoughts and prayers for your family 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Posted by Corrinna Wagner on November 9, 2018
Many fond memories with Clarence driving school bus. My first teacher on how to keep kids in line. What love for his family and such great faith. Rest In Peace Clarence. My Deepest Sympathy to the family.
Posted by Cindy Fuerst on November 9, 2018
My Deepest sympathy to the Clarence Thury family.
Posted by Charles Thury on November 8, 2018
Ron, Dave, Joyce & Linda, the initial shock of loss does hurt. Your dad had a strong faith which gives us comfort.
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