Phyllis Arhart

Phyllis Arhart


Dates

January 21, 1936 - December 7, 2021

Obituary

Phyllis Arhart, 85, of Sioux Falls, SD, formerly of Woonsocket, SD, died Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at Dow Rummel Village in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Monday, December 13, at First United Methodist Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Lane, SD. Visitation will be from 1-3:00 PM Sunday, at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Phyllis Arlene Arhart was born January 21, 1936 in Wessington Springs, SD to Russell and Elsie (Nelson) Salmen. The family first resided north of White Lake, but in 1944 moved to the current Salmen family farm east of Wessington Springs. She was baptized into the Christian faith on June 1, 1936 at Underwood Methodist Church north of White Lake. She attended Griffith School through 6th grade, and then attended Lane High School, graduating in 1954.

After high school, Phyllis attended nurses training at the former Methodist Hospital in Mitchell, SD, and graduated as a registered nurse in 1957. She worked in surgery, and became a nurse anesthetist at Sioux Valley in Sioux Falls. She also continued to work night shifts at the Methodist hospital in Mitchell. In her later years, she worked at both the Wessington Springs and Miller hospitals.

On November 25, 1960, Phyllis married LeRoy Arhart and moved 6 miles south of Alpena, SD. Together they adopted Rodney LeRoy in 1966 and Susan Beth in 1968.

Phyllis was involved in many activities including gardening (vegetables and flowers), bird watching (and shooting blackbirds), camping, and sewing. She made quilts and other clothing items. She loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Grateful for having shared her life is her son, Rodney of Sioux Falls; daughter, Susan Anderson of Fergus Falls, MN; grandchildren, Devan and Bradon Anderson; and sister-in-law, Beverly Salem.

She was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy; grandson, Briggs Anderson; parents, Russell and Elsie; and brother, Wayne Salmen.

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Sunday, December 12, 2021
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Service

Date
Monday, December 13, 2021
Time
10:30 AM
Location
First United Methodist Church
310 N Rowley St
Mitchell, SD 57301

Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery
Lane, SD


Posted by Shairleen Loberg Golbek on December 11, 2021
Cousin Phyllis was a very loing person. Detested sympathy to her Son & Daughter.
Posted by Brandon Salmen on December 10, 2021
Aunt Phyllis was a Great Aunt, in every sense of the word! I'll always have fond memories of holiday gatherings, and many other fun times, at the Arhart farm. She and Uncle LeRoy are missed deeply! Condolences to the entire Arhart family, and especially Rod and Susan.
Posted by Greg Salmen on December 10, 2021
Aunt Phyllis was a wonderful part of my life, and she will be missed by our whole family! I’m deeply appreciative of the opportunity to grow up near Aunt Phyllis, and have many fond memories. Sincere condolences to you Rod, Susan, and family.
Posted by Greg Salmen on December 9, 2021
Aunt Phyllis was a wonderful part of my life, and she will be missed by our whole family! I’m deeply appreciative of the opportunity to grow up near Aunt Phyllis, and have many fond memories. Sincere condolences to you Rod, Susan, and family.
Posted by Rod Arharr on December 9, 2021
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