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Services for Arthur Bahr, 85, of Ferney will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 11th at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ferney. Rev. Lloyd Redhage will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen under the direction of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton.
Visitation will be held at the church beginning at 9:00 a.m. until time of service on Saturday.
Art passed away April 9, 2015 at Golden Living Center, Groton.
Arthur Ernest Bahr was born on August 20, 1929 in Ferney to Ernest Carl and Emma (Stange) Bahr. He attended school in Ferney and began helping on the family farm. He enlisted in the US Army in 1953, serving in the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to South Dakota and farmed with his brother, Alvin. Art was united in marriage with Jeanne Anderson on October 22, 1955 in Minnesota. To this union, four children were born. Art continued to farm on his own for many years prior to retiring in town.
Art was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ferney. He also belonged to the Groton American Legion, Post #39. He enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his family.
Celebrating his life are his children, Kristine (John) Clay of Mesa, Arizona; Dean (Tammy) Bahr of Timber Lake; Jeannine (Todd) Elmquist of Federal Way, Washington; Diane Lewandowski of Langford, his brother, Alvin (Donna) Bahr of Turton, 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife in 2007, two infant siblings and his sisters: Lydia Nowak and Julia Knapp.
Casketbearers will be Jordan Holler, Stanley Lewandowski, Marvin Bahr, Travis Elmquist, Joshua Elmquist, Nathan Bahr, Justin Getscher and Chad Getscher.