Eldon E. Hatterman 86, of Cherokee, died on Oct. 25, 2006, at 11:50 p.m. at Careage Hills in Cherokee.
Funeral services will be held on Oct. 31st at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Richard Arndt will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee. There will be a family prayer service at 1:45 p.m. at the church on Oct 31. There will be military rites at the cemetery by L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W. Visitation will be on Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Eldon was born on May 9, 1920 at Germantown, to Henry & Clara (Kluendar) Hatterman. He attended schools in Everly, Harris and in Cherokee. He was married to Mary Jane Crapser on Sept. 4, 1937 at Elk Point, South Dakota. He was a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army from 1945 til 1946. He had worked for the railroad, drove truck and worked for the City of Cherokee in the Water Department for 29 years retiring in August of 1985. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and a member of the Cherokee Volunteer Fire Department for 34 years driving the trucks for 32 of those years. He was also a member of L.A. Wescottt Post #2253 of the V.F.W. and the American Legion. Eldon was a longtime resident of Cherokee and had also lived in Sioux City and Sheldon for a short time. He enjoyed traveling, fishing and playing cards.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife on Aug. 29, 2004, a brother Wayne Hatterman, a sister and her husband Ruby & Bill Rolles, three grandchildren Denny Lynn Kammerer, Brian Avery Hatterman and Kevin Hatterman.
He is survived by one daughter and one son: Jaynie Kammerer and her husband Jim of Tucson, Ariz.; Gary Hatterman and his wife Linda of Tucumcari, N.M.; 6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 8 great great grandchildren and a sister-in-law Fannie Hatterman of Cherokee.