Milton Herrboldt


January 11, 2023

Milton A. Herrboldt, 88, Hosmer, died, January 4, 2023 at the Bowdle Hospital.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, January 9, 2023 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Hosmer, with Pastor Janet Sandmeier leading the service. Interment, with military graveside rites by the Adolph Forkel American Legion Post No. 189, Hosmer, followed at Bethany Cemetery, Hosmer.

Milton Adam Herrboldt, son of Emma (Streeb) and Arthur Herrboldt, was born February 22, 1934 at Hosmer. He was brought up in Hosmer, attended Hosmer Public School and graduated with the HHS Class of 1952. Milton served his country in the United States Army, being inducted March 26, 1953. Following his honorable discharge on March 25, 1955, he attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis, Minn. where he studied welding and machinist work, earning Master Welder recognition. He then returned to Hosmer where he entered the family business, A. Herrboldt and Company, a farm implement and repair enterprise. Milton was gifted with the ability to fix almost anything. In the late 1970's he sold his share of the business and entered into Gab Motors in Eureka. Upon retirement, he worked at the gas station in Hosmer.

Milton was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church where he held many offices. He also belonged to the Hosmer Legion Post and was a Hosmer Volunteer fireman, having served as Fire Chief for 35 years! Milton's hobbies included gardening, mowing lawn, and bird watching.

Milton is survived by Joyce, his wife of 61 years; three sons, Nathan (Lori) Herrboldt of Willmar, Minn., David (Theresa) Herrboldt of Sioux Falls, and Jonathan Herrboldt of Montrose, Colo .; three sisters, Doris Carlson of Crosby, Minn., Betty Marie Schutte of Delaware, Ohio, and Janis Fiechtner of Cheyenne, Wyo .; two granddaughters, three step grandchildren, four great-grand- children, and nine step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur, on December 23, 1983; his mother, Emma, on September 26, 1992; one son (Kevin); one brother; and one sister.

Casketbearers were granddaughters, Heidi Herrboldt of Marshall, Minn. and Brittany Gaffney of Willmar; and also Blair and Julie Loebs of Britton, Levi Geer of Marshall, and Bob Wigdall of Aberdeen.

Musicians were Joyce Heyne and Wesley Schaible. The usher was Kathy Opp.

Services are in care of Lien Funeral Home, Bowdle. Milton's funeral is livestreamed at the Lien Family Funeral Care Facebook page at


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