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Submitted by admin on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 17:53
Sidney Herman Scheldrup, age 89, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. He was born in Poynette Jan. 3, 1924, the son of Fritz and Lillian (Bohling) Scheldrup.
Sidney graduated from Stoughton High School in 1942. Following graduation, he and his brother, Bud, owned and operated the Scheldrup Brothers Feed Mill in Stoughton. Their feed mill business was interrupted by being called to serve in the U.S. Navy during WWII. The brothers resumed operation of the mill following their discharge from service in 1946 until 1967, when they sold the mill.
On April 25, 1948, Sidney married Ruby Lucille Olson. Sidney managed several different feed mills in the area until his retirement in 1988. His passions included, spending time with his family, his dogs and training and racing horses in Wisconsin and Chicago.
Sidney is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Ruby; three daughters, Becky (Larry) Gloyd, Cindy (Jim) Ellis and Jill (Tom) Donahey; four grandchildren, Tammy Gloyd, Tracey (Charles) Hartley, Nick Ellis and Zoe Donahey; three great grandchildren, Kyle, Blair and Blake Hartley; brother, Arthur Scheldrup; sister, Mary Smithback; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Patrick Gloyd; brother, Owen “Bud” Scheldrup; and sister, Jeanette (Roy) Nelson.
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Covenant Lutheran Church, 1525 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton, with the Rev. Mark Petersen officiating. Burial, with Military honors, followed in Lutheran Cemetery South. A special thank you to the staff of Stoughton Hospital, Stoughton Home Health and Agrace HospiceCare Inc.
Cress Funeral Service
206 W. Prospect St.
Stoughton, WI 53589