Bernard Henry Kreth


August 4, 1915 - February 7, 2012



Bernard Henry Kreth, was born August 4, 1915, south of Mount Vernon, to Ernest and Emma (Sperlich) Kreth. He attended the Baker #10 school at Metzgerville. He served in the US Army during World War II. On December 2, 1945, he married Eileen Sigmund at the Zion Lutheran Church, rural Stickney. He farmed all of his life south of Mount Vernon and was known for raising Registered Hereford Cattle.  He retired in 2004 and moved to Mitchell where he resided until his death. He was a lifetime member of Saint John Lutheran Church and a member of the Stickney American Legion and the South Dakota Hereford Association.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen; three children: Darwin Kreth and wife, Pat of Mount Vernon, Renae Eidenshink and husband, Jeff of Sioux Falls, Pat Deinert and husband, Ron of Mount Vernon; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Gladys Ziebart of Parkston, and one brother, LuVern Kreth of Mount Vernon. 
He was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Kreth; two sisters, Erna Scheetz and Valindy Mehlhaff, three half brothers: John, Otto, and Ewald Burmeister, two half sisters, Alma Kluth and Alvina Gerlach, one great-granddaughter and a son-in-law, Jerry Wieczorek.


Friday, February 10, 2012
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service - 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, February 11, 2012
10:30 AM
Saint John Lutheran Church
Dimock, South Dakota


Saint John Lutheran Cemetery
Dimock, South Dakota

Posted by Elaine Puetz of Pipestone, MN on February 11, 2012
My sympathy goes out to all of you. May he rest in peace.
Posted by RICH, BEV & STEVE RUBEL on February 10, 2012
Our condolences to all of you. We always enjoyed visiting with him at your bull sales all the years we have been coming to them. His presence will definitely be missed! Our thoughts & prayers will be with all of you as you face this transition in life
Posted by Frank and Brenda Redlin on February 9, 2012
Sympathy to your family. We will miss the good times that we had with Bernerd. Giving him a bad time, he could always give it back. We loved his humur and his love for his family and the cattle business. Our memories of Bernerd make us smile and that is how we will remember him. Our prayers are with you.
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