John Paul Falk


September 13, 1929 - October 31, 2019


John Paul Falk, 90, of White Lake died Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Aurora Brule Care Center in White Lake. 

A celebration of life service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, November 9, 2019 at United Methodist Church in White Lake.  Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell.

John Paul Falk was born on Friday September 13, 1929 to John Peter and Eliza (Hail) Falk in Mitchell, South Dakota. He lived on the family farm and attended school through the 5th grade at the Gillen Country School and then resumed his education at the White Lake Public School. He graduated high school in 1946 and then attended Dakota Wesleyan University for one year before returning to the family farm.

John married Marjorie Oltmans on September 11, 1948. They lived on the family farm in White Lake, South Dakota.  They had five children and remained living on the farm until the children graduated high school. John continued farming until they moved into town, at that time they opened the Gambles Hardware Store. John wore many hats throughout the years as he drove for Nels Kristensen, Pork Storks, and was a school bus driver.

John is survived by his wife of 71 years, Marjorie; children, John Larry (Barb) Falk, White Lake, SD, Mary Gale (Norbert) Mohnen, White Lake, SD, Paul Falk, Minneapolis, MN, Janet Regynski, Shelbyville, TN and Ruth Ransom, Franklin, NE, 17 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

John Paul was preceded in death by his brothers, Dale and Harold, and sister Peggy Wright.



None Scheduled


Saturday, November 9, 2019
2:00 PM
White Lake Methodist Church
110 E Deleyan
White Lake, SD 57383


Graceland Cemetery
600 West 23rd Ave
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301

Posted by Leonard and Cindy Grant on November 5, 2019
Gale and Jr.we are so sorry for your loss. Sending you tons of love and hug's and prayers during this difficult time.
Posted by Mary Hopkins on November 5, 2019
We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Your Dad and Mom have been names I have heard all my life.
Posted by Nancy Whittecar Smith on November 4, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Karen&Lanny on November 4, 2019
Prayers for all family
Posted by Bernie& Pat on November 4, 2019
So sorry to here of your loss you have our deepest sympathy and prayers
Posted by Rhonda McGregor on November 4, 2019
Marge, Kathy, Sandy, entire Falk family - Heartfelt sympathy on the loss of John Paul. Even tho we sometimes feel "it may be time" it's still never easy. He was a gentle giant, loved by many. He can now rest in peace. Thoughts, prayers, and hugs to all.
Posted by Jo Griffin on November 2, 2019
Gale and family, so very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Please know y thoughts and prayers are with you in this sad time.
Posted by Jerel and Lee Ann (Cosand) Pfaff on November 1, 2019
Marge and family....Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
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