Alfred Belk

Belk_oval-1November 18, 1932 ~ March 22, 2015

Alfred Belk, 82, of Brandon, died Sunday, March 22, 2015, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.

A Memorial services will be at Faith Temple Church, 2121 W 33rd St. in Sioux Falls, on Friday July 3rd, at 10AM.

Alfred was born in Sterling, ND, on November 18, 1932, to Floydd and Esther (Baker) Belk. He attended Bismarck High School, worked as a surveyor in North Dakota, and subsequently served in the Naval Air Corps as an airplane mechanic and trainer during the Korean Conflict. Alfred married to Diane Petersen, of Washburn, ND, on July 1, 1955. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, he graduated from Bismarck Junior College, with a degree in business administration and attended North Dakota State University. He was employed by Cenex Cooperatives in their marketing department, serving in North and South Dakota. In later years, he was a collections representative for Sears Payment Systems. He was very active in Boy Scouts as a Troup and District leader, a member of the Civil Air Patrol in Pierre, SD, an avid Ham Radio operator and hobbiest. He never lost his love of learning. Alfred was baptized February 6, 2005, at Faith Temple Church and remained faithful member for the rest of his life. Mostly, he was proud of his children and grandchildren.

Alfred is survived by five daughters, Fawn (Perry) Killion, Cindy Frederickson, Corine (James) Stach, Barbara (Scott Hartvigsen) Belk, and Lydia Freedon; eleven grandchildren, Heather Hedger, Sean, Nik, & Peter Killion, Matthew & Sarah Frederickson, Andy & Neil Stach, Elise Nitti, Tony Belk, Gabriel Hartvigson, and special granddaughter, Amber Flood; ten great-grandchildren, Meggin, Brigid, Calamina, Acacia, Willow, Amberlin, Simon, Brady, Liam, and Ariana; one brother, Bill Belk; two sisters, DeLoris Beyers and Darlene Hagerott; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Alfred was preceded in death by his parents,one grand-daughter, Meggin Killion; three sisters, Althea Caroll, Marjorie France, and Ruth Kavonius; and son-in-law Kyle Frederickson.

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  • Gary Wallace says:

    Al and his family were all good friends of our family for many years and we had many good times and visits to their homes in Pierre, Rapid City and in Mn. He was always a fun person to talk with, in person and on ham radio. I’ll miss him and his every good nature. Gary AA0CT and Ed N0OMP Wallace brothers

    All the best to his family.

  • Aleta Branson says:

    I always enjoyed Al’s stories about his life experience. He had the best honey bee Adventures!
    I am so sorry for your loss he was a wonderful fella and he made such a contribution to our lives that can never be Measured. All my love,prayers and thoughts go out to Al’s loved ones.

  • David Agar says:

    I just found out Al passed away. He was a good friend for 20 years and I work with him at Sears Payment Systems. I am honored to call him my friend. I lost touch with Al for the last several years but know that the world is a better place because he was in it. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and know I am so sorry for your loss. He had a great sense of humor. I remember one day he said “Agar, I never have to worry about looking like you, but you need to be worried about looking like me” thanks Al I’m now going bald.

    David Agar

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