Benny Dearduff, age 71 of Sioux Falls, SD, died Sunday June 29, 2014 at Sanford Medical Center. Funeral services will be 1:30 pm Thursday, July 3, at Miller Funeral Home 507 S. Main Avenue, with burial to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army.
Benjamin Lee Dearduff was born in Sioux Falls, SD, on November 27, 1942, the son of Roger and Alice (Erickson) Dearduff. He joined the Army after graduation from Washington High School in 1960. He spent one year stateside and two years in Germany before being honorably discharged in 1963. He then worked in construction building house and as a tavern co-owner until 1965 when he became employed at the State Penitentiary where he worked until his retirement in 1997. He married Linda Evans in 1965. They were divorced in 1976. Ben married Nancy Anfinson on October 14, 1978.
Grateful for having shared his life are his granddaughter, Whitley Jo Dearduff, Denison, IA; his brother, Roger (Judy) Dearduff, Dell Rapids, SD; his sister in-law, Barb (Steve) Hayes, Sioux Falls; his brothers in-law, Roland (Rita) Anfinson, Pringle, SD, and Ricky (Sandy) Anfinson, rural Sherman, SD.
His parents, his sister Janice, his stepfather Harold Graning, his stepsister Jean Peters, his son Montie, and his wife, Nancy, preceded him in death. www.millerfh.com