Hartford, SD
January 4, 2024
DeWane Walter Carls, age 91, of Hartford, SD, passed away on January 4, 2024, at Avera McKennan Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Services were held on Saturday, January 20, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran East Wall Lake.
DeWane Carls, son of Walter and Clara (Muchow) Carls, was born on October 4, 1932, in Hartford, SD. He grew up on the family farm and received his education at Wellington Township Country School. DeWane spent his life farming with his brother, Roger.
DeWane was united in marriage to Joyce Monson on February 15, 1970, at West Prairie Lutheran Church rural Lennox, SD. They were blessed with three daughters, Mary Jo, Darlene, and Lisa.
He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Hartford serving as an elder for many years. He was strong in his faith and loved his church.
DeWane enjoyed his rocking chair, watching a good Western or taking a ride on his 4-wheeler. He especially loved when his house was filled with family, joy, and laughter. He will be missed dearly.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 53 years Joyce, his children, Mary Jo (Travis) Graves of Brandon, Darlene (Tim) Kueter of Humboldt, Lisa (Jack) O’Neill II of Hartford, his grandchildren, Ethan Kueter, Hayden Kueter, Taylor O’Neill, Jack O’Neill III, his brother Roger (Bert) Carls of Hartford, his sister in law Jean (Don) Smith of Centerville, his nieces and nephews, Roger Beck, Jason Carls, Stacy VanWestern, Kimberly Brick, and their families.
DeWane was preceded in death by his parents, his sister and brother in law Clarabelle and Roy Beck, his mother and father in law Joe and Ethel Monson; as well as His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who rose again and triumphed over death, and has gone to prepare a place for him, and you, in His heavenly kingdom of glory.