Darold Joseph Haberman age 70 years of Yankton, South Dakota was called to his heavenly home on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Avera Sister James in Yankton surrounded by his family and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Yankton with Reverend Scott Traynor officiating. Burial will be at St. Boniface Cemetery in Menominee, Nebraska. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 28 at St. Benedict Catholic Church with a vigil service at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Wednesday at church one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.
Darold was born on January 23, 1949 at Sacred Hospital into the loving family of Anthony Martin and Leona Elizabeth (Lange) Haberman. His life was full of an abundance love, fun, and hard work being part of a family of 11 kids on a dairy farm near Menominee, Nebraska. Darold attended grade school in Menominee, graduated from Yankton High School, served in the South Dakota Army National Guard, and attended the University of South Dakota Springfield.
His first career was working as a journeyman electrician for Bauer Electric. During this time, he met and married Jerilyn (Jerri) Langle at Sacred Heart Church in Yankton. Darold was offered a position at Chicago Rawhide Industries in Springfield, SD as facility manager. He enjoyed working for CR for almost 30 years. After the plant closed, Darold worked for Thompson Electric as a journeyman electrician. His final career was at the City of Yankton Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Darold and Jerri were blessed with three children: Susan (Sealey), Adam, and Anne (Zoellner). Darold was actively involved in his children’s 4-H clubs. He enjoyed being a chaperone on his kids’ school outings. Darold had nothing, but welcoming arms for his sons in law, Bill and Darin, daughter in law, Laura, and his granddaughter Tatum. He looked forward to the birth of each grandchild.
Darold’s faith in God was shown through his involvement in St. Benedict Catholic Church where he served as Eucharistic Minister, Funeral Usher Chairman, and was an active participate of daily mass. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus organizing charity and social events and enjoyed working Cursillo weekends with great passion.
Darold enjoyed fixing tractors and giving rides to his grandkids, walking around the fairs and enjoying a cold one (or two) at the beer gardens in between 4-H shows, putting up hay for the horses, woodworking, riding horses, sharing his carpentry skills, attending church, touring Nebraskan country roads, cheering on the grandkids in sports activities, playing games (with great passion) with family and friends making sure that everyone followed “Darold’s Rules”, sitting on the patio, having breakfast with his Cursillo men’s group, and analyzing and trying to figure out how to make things better.
Darold is survived by his wife, Jerri of Yankton; three children and spouses, Susan (William) Sealey of Sioux Falls, SD (their children: Emma, Robbie, and Hayden), son Adam (Laura) Haberman of Yankton – (their children:Tatum, Sami, & Cody), daughter Anne (Darin) Zoellner of Groton, SD – (their children: Walker, Parker (Joey), & Carter; nine brothers and sisters Mary (Gary) Heflin of Rembrandt, IA, Wilfred (Joyce) Haberman of Fordyce, NE, Vernon (Sharon) Haberman of Newcastle, NE, Walter (Janice) Haberman of Norfolk, NE, Arlene (Gary) Heine of Yankton, Vivian (Dennis) Loecker of Sioux Falls, Lois Koelder of Milford, Iowa, Elmer (Lora) Haberman of Norfolk, NE, Inez Foster of Sioux Falls; sister-in-law Joan Haberman of Crofton, NE; brother-in-law El Koelder of Milford, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents Anthony & Leona Haberman, grandson Matthew Sealey, brother James “Jim” Haberman; brother-in-law Tim Foster.