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.