Donald Keith Rowland
July 31, 1929 ~ May 2, 2017
Donald K. Rowland, 87, Sioux Falls, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls.
Visitation with family will be 5-7pm, Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Heartland Funeral Home. Funeral Services will begin at 1pm, Monday, May 8, also at Heartland Funeral Home. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in Sioux Falls with Full Military Honors.
Donald Keith Rowland was born July 31, 1929, to Gerald and Nellie Rowland in Sioux City, IA. He attended and graduated from school at Inwood, IA. He then joined the US Army and upon his Honorable discharge, returned to Sioux Falls. He attended Nettleton College and began working at John Morrell. In July 1952, Don married Mabel Butts and the couple had three children. Don later married Tina Hollingshead and received another seven kids.
Don was a great family man and loved to do anything with their grandkids and great-grandkids. Weekends at the lake, throwing bean bags, fishing, visiting, and just sitting outside in the fresh air were all things he loved to do. Don also enjoyed all the good food at Rich and Rita’s lake cabin.
Don will be deeply missed by his wife, Tina; nine children, Rich (Sherry Martinmaas) Rowland, Sioux Falls, Kathi (Dave) Stewart, Minneapolis, MN, Debra (Rick Lawrence) Rowland, Phoenix, AZ, Sandy Scholten, Ivanhoe, MN, Mike Hollingshead, Sioux Falls, Charlie (Sandy) Hollingshead, Sioux Falls, Richard (Rita) Hollingshead, Sioux Falls, Sharon (Bill) McKillip, Wentworth, Chris (Mary) Hollingshead, Sioux Falls; twenty grandchildren, Laura Smith, Brian Rowland, Cris Wo, Jason Wo, Nick Wo, Don Scholten, Jeff Scholten, Kristina Richmond, Karen Roberts, Kurt Hollingshead, Matt Hollingshead, Jodi Poelstra, Dawn Hollingshead-Bezpaletz, Rich Hollingshead, Katie Hollingshead, Stacie Davis, Justin McKillip, Melissa Hollingshead-Eich, Ryan Hollingshead, and Denice Otten; and fourty great-grandchildren, Kylee Lonehill, MaKayla Lonehill, Ella Lonehill, Evan Lonehill, Rooney Wo, Vivy Wo, Madison Scholten, Hudson Scholten, Jaxston Scholten, Kody Scholten, Zack Scholten, Kathy Richmond, Karrie Richmond, Careen Roberts, Randy Roberts, Madison Hollingshead, Grant Hollingshead, Grace Hollingshead, Riley Hollingshead, Marin Hollingshead, Darien Poelstra, Jace Poelstra, Kyle Hollingshead, Hannah Hollingshead, Amanda Hollingshead, Noah Hollingshead, Seth Hollingshead, Emily Hollingshead, Hayden Hollingshead-Wallace, Addiley Hollingshead, Evelyn Davis, Harper Davis, Primrose Davis, Avery McKillip, Kyler Slama, Maddy Eich, Brynlie Eich, Lennyn Eich, Alana Otten, Dylan Otten, and Ava Otten.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Nell (Westby) Rowland; two siblings, Geraldine Axsell and Patricia Everett; stepson, Randy Hollingshead; one son-in-law, Larry Scholten; and great-granddaughter, DeLaney Hollingshead.