May 3, 2023
Irvin William Schreurs, age 92, of Baltic, passed away on May 3, 2023, at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at St Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Garretson. Interment was in the church cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Baltic Fire Department, Dell Rapids Ambulance or St Rose of Lima Catholic Church.
Irvin was born on February 24, 1931, in Larchwood, IA to Leo and Elvera (Wesland) Schreurs. He grew up in Larchwood until moving with his family to Baltic in 1940. He attended Moen Country School and graduated from Baltic High School in 1949. He then farmed and worked for Morrells unit enlisting in the US Navy in 1951. He served as a Navy deep sea diver on the salvage ship USS Mender. He participated in salvage operations along the 38th parallel during the Korean Conflict. After his honorable discharge in 1955, Irvin returned to South Dakota and married Betty Breuer on August 3, 1955, in Larchwood, IA. After their marriage, they lived farmed and raised their seven children in the Baltic-Garretson area. Betty passed away on January 12, 2007. On December 13, 2008, Irvin married Melvia “Jonnie” Miller Splan.
Irvin’s lifelong passion was farming. He enjoyed everything about it…from spring planting to fall harvest. He continued to be involved the family farming operation until his retirement on May 3, 2023. He was a member of St Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Garretson. He served on the Baltic Elevator board in the 1980’s and helped with rebuilding efforts after the fire. He enjoyed spending mornings with his Garretson golfing buddies and spending winter in Las Vegas.
Survivors include his wife, Jonnie, Baltic; children: Steve (Tina) Schreurs, Ipswich, Bonnie (Scott) Mews, Crooks, Rocky (Colleen) Schreurs, Baltic, Shawn (Denise) Schreurs, Centennial, CO, Paul (Joy) Schreurs, Tea, Jay (Jackie) Schreurs, Mitchell and Jess (Ann) Schreurs, Brandon; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; brother Duane (Marion) Schreurs, Baltic; sister-in-law, Stephanie Schreurs, Baltic; stepchildren: Daniel Miller, Brian Splan, Karen Simonson, Kelly Denton and Mark Splan; many nieces nephews and other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty; grandson, Cody Mews and brother, Dean Schreurs.
The family would like to thank the staff of Orchard Hills for the big impact they made on Irvin’s life over the last few months.
Funeral services provided by Minnehaha Funeral Home.
Irvin William Schreurs