Ervin “Erv” Walters, 70, died Monday, December 5, 2016 in Sioux Falls, SD. A memorial service will be 10:00 AM Friday December 9, 2016 at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, SD. His family will be present for visitation from 5:00-7:00 PM Thursday December 8 at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, SD. On-line condolences may be left at the George Boom Funeral Home website.
Ervin Ray Walters was born April 20, 1946 in Luverne, MN to George and Grace (Groen) Walters. He grew up in Beaver Creek, MN. After his high school graduation, he served in the National Guard and was active duty in Luverne, MN.
Erv had various jobs in the Sioux Falls area. He settled in at Metz Old Home Bakery and retired after 28 years. In 1999 he purchased the Hi-Ho Tavern with his brother, George. Erv was there every day until ill health forced him to retire. He has fought cancer since 2009.
He married Kathy Gieselman on May 20, 2005 in Sioux Falls, SD. Erv had the gift of gab and loved telling jokes and stories about his adventurous life. He was always there when someone needed a helping hand. He had a love for living life to the fullest. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and family.
Erv is survived by his wife, Kathy, Sioux Falls, SD; son, Aaron Walters, Sioux Falls, SD; daughter, Carrie (Jesse) Boysen, Larchwood, IA; his grandchildren, Tessa Boysen, Grady Boysen, Charles Binkerd and Dylan Boysen; sister, Aleida Kruger, Sheldon, IA; brothers, Dick (Doris) Walters, Sioux Falls, SD, Ed (Lavonne) Walters, Effie, MN, Glen (Norma) Walters, Sioux Falls, SD, George (Donna) Walters, Madison, SD, Joe Walters, Red Oak, TX, Darrel (Marge) Walters, Sioux Falls, SD, Alvin (Joy) Walters, Desoto, TX, Arvin (LaDonna Talenda) Walters, Zion, IL and Ron (Sandy) Walters, Hutchinson, MN; sister-in-law, Judy Walters, Dell Rapids, SD; and many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jason Gieselman; his parents, George and Grace; brothers, Henry and Leslie Walters; sisters-in-law, Daisy and Susan; and brother-in-law, Merle Kruger.
Following the memorial service, relatives and friends are invited to gather with the family at Walters Hi-Ho Tavern.