MILLER, SD – Lawrence T. Hrdlicka, 87, of Miller passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020 at his home.
Funeral service with military honors will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the First Presbyterian Church, Miller with Rev. Brian Jones officiating. Burial will be at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, March 16, 2020 at Reck Funeral Home, Miller.
Lawrence was born April 11, 1932 to Theodore and Hazel Marie (Schroeder) Hrdlicka in Armour, South Dakota. He attended grade school. He enlisted into the United States Army on October 28, 1952, serving overseas during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged as a private first class on September 22, 1954. On August 23, 1955 he married the love of his life, Helen Chytka, in Luverne, Minnesota.
Throughout his life, he worked on the Gavins Point Dam, and later moved to Hand County, working for area farmers. He drove a stack mover for Russell Anderson for many years along with random farm work. He was known for his stack moving skills. Larry had his own animals and farming operation where he raised a small cattle herd, pigs, and a large sheep herd. He loved to go fishing when he had the chance, having unique animals running on the farm, from peacocks to Hawaiian sheep.
His memory will be cherished by his three children: Linda (Rich) Clark of Gettysburg, Tina (Bob) Danielson of Miller, and Diane (Tim) Goetz of Miller; stepchildren: Jean (Lloyd) Myears of Green Ridge, Missouri; Sharon Davis of Rockham; Shirley (Robert) Peterman of Miller; and Robert Sell of St. Lawrence; step daughters-in-law, Shirley Sell of Miller and Donna Sell of Redfield; siblings: Roger Hrdlicka of Edgewood, WA, Bob Hrdlicka of Lake Andes, Richard (Betty) Hrdlicka of Tripp, Karl (Jan) Hrdlicka of Benton, Louisiana, and Gloria (Kenneth) Alley of Ashland, NE; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren; and many grand dogs.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen; two stepsons: Larry and Ed Sell; and one step son-in- law, Jim Davis.
Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Lawrence’s arrangements. visit www.familyfuneralhome.net