Nathan Michael DenHerder

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April 6, 1980 ~ April 13, 2024

Nathan Michael DenHerder, 44, Garretson, SD lost his battle with depression and alcoholism on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at his home in Garretson.

A Celebration of Life will be held 5-7pm, Friday, April 19, 2024, at Heartland Funeral Home, with a short service at 5pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be put towards funeral expenses and Nate’s boys. Please, if you are struggling, reach out for help! A live Stream link to watch live will go live at 4:45pm.

Nathan Michael DenHerder was born in Luverne, MN, on April 6, 1980, on Easter Sunday to Linda and Tim DenHerder. He was raised in Valley Springs and the surrounding area and graduated from BVHS in 1998. After graduating, Nate worked at Hageman Concrete for several years with his dad, Tim. While working there, he made many lifelong friends; shenanigans and tomfoolery were a big part of their daily tasks. His best friend and hunting partner, Riley went to work with him often. From there, Nathan went to work at JMJ Caseworks for several years, running a CNC machine. Following JMJ Caseworks, he started his career with DeJager Plumbing and Heating, where he was welcomed and appreciated. Nate had recently finished his schooling to become a Journeyman plumber and HVAC tech. He worked with them until his passing.

Everyone knew Nate as the guy with a huge smile that would light up the room. Unfortunately, a big smile can hide a lot. He loved hunting, fishing, racing, and pretty much anything outdoors. Nate loved being involved with his son’s sports activities. He and his boys loved spending time with family at Big Stone Lake in the summertime, where they would have campfires, tubing time, and catch lots of fish. Anything involving the outdoors and drinking, he was all about.

Nate is survived by Sony, Gavin, and Owen; mom, Linda; dad, Tim; sister, Sadie (Keith) DenHerder-Elsberry; grandma, Jean; a host of other relatives, and a special friend, Skip.

Nate was preceded in death by Grandma Charlotte Collier; Grandpa Red, (Lloyd Collier); Grandpa Skeeter, (Kenneth DenHerder), Aunt Tina Weber Collier, and good friend, Owen Swanson.

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  • Jennifer Trigg says:

    You will be forever missed Bud!!!!!! Always in our hearts!!!!!

  • God Speed my friend thanks for becoming my friend beginning 2018 chatting back and forth from golf clash then Facebook video chatting up until about a week ago we were always their ta vent on our struggles sometimes it’s easier ta tell someone distant then close thanks for always being a great friend Till we meet again.❤️🤘🤘

  • David B. says:

    I Pray for You and Your Family my Friend. RIP Love You

  • Dustin J says:

    I’ll always remember my time working with you we shared lots of laughs thanks for making the days easy goin hope to see you again God bless Nate

  • Wendy Reu says:

    I knew Nate since I was probably 12 years old. I had seen him in at least 20 years, but my heart breaks for you Sony, Linda, Sadie and your children. Please reach out if you need anything. Good-bye old friend.

  • Oran Sorenson says:

    Dear Gavin, so sorry for your loss. A great memory for me with you and your Dad was when the grade school and high school wrestlers all went to Brookings to watch the Jackrabbits outwrestle the tough team from Missouri. My favorite part was the 30 minute talk from head Coach Hahn to all wrestlers and their parents about what was really important in life. As I looked over our crowd I was impressed with how well all listened. I then took a picture of your Dad listening so intently. Right behind him is Cole and you, also giving coach Hahn the utmost of respect. Always remember the good times, wish I could be there for you tonight but I am speaking at a funeral in Brainerd. You are an awesome young man who we all have great respect for. Your friend and old coach Oran Sorenson

  • Corey Thompson says:

    Sadie and Linda – so very sorry about your brother/son’s passing. Holding you and your family up in prayers, and sending deepest sympathy on this great loss for you.

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