Adrian Schmahl, 67, of Erwin, SD died on August 20, 2016 at his home near Erwin. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 26 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bryant at 2:00 PM with Rev. Bryan Taffe officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 25 from 5-7 PM at the church. Military rites will be held by the De Smet American Legion Post 138. Osthus Funeral Chapel of Bryant is in charge of arrangements.
Adrian was born on March 20, 1949 at Waseca, MN to parents Paul and Eleonor Hansen Schmahl. He moved to Hazel, SD with his parents during his childhood. He graduated from high school at Hazel in 1969. He enlisted in the Army in April of 1968 and was discharged from the Army in May of 1971. He then attended Vo Tech School in Watertown, SD to study building construction. Adrian worked for several construction companies in the Watertown area before working for Campbell County as a road grader operator. He worked for Kingsbury County Highway Dept. from 1999 until retiring in 2013.
Adrian was married to Donna Ottenbacher on April 9, 1972. To this union, two children were born.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching football and making knives in his retirement. He loved to garden and spending time with his dog, Spookie.
He is survived by his wife Donna of Erwin; one son Andy (Janet) Schmahl of Oneida, SD; one daughter Dawn (Chad) Preszler of Hosmer, SD; one grandson Aidan Preszler ; five brothers Paul (Imogene) Schmahl of Watertown, SD, Gary (Sammye) Schmahl of Anchorage, Alaska, Brian (Sharon) Schmahl of Webster. SD, Norman (Anna) Schmahl of Clark, SD and Don (Tammy) Schmahl of Henry, SD; two sisters Sandy (Keith) Miller of Dalhart, TX, Deb (Scott) Schindler of Austin, TX; a mother- in -law, Alma Ottenbacher of Crooks, SD; a special cousin, Lynette (John) Spitzer of St. Charles, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his father- in- law.