Harold LeRoy “Punk” Asmus, 63, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Sunday, April 28, 2019, after a 10-year battle with cancer.
A funeral service was May 1 at the Celebration United Methodist Church in Brandon, South Dakota.
Harold Leroy Asmus was born Jan. 24, 1956, to Harold Sr. and Ila (Tompkins) Asmus at the hospital in Volga, South Dakota. He grew up in Bruce, South Dakota. He attended grade school in Bruce, middle school in Volga, and graduated from high school in Brookings, South Dakota.
Harold was married Jan. 30, 1982, and divorced in 2009. He co-owned J&H Excavating established in 1996. Harold starting farming in August of 1986 on a farm near Elkton, South Dakota. He retired from farming in 2016. Harold enjoyed riding quarter horse, rounding up cattle in the Black Hills, and riding his motorcycle with Sharon. Harold loved spending time with his grandchildren and sneaking them candy, especially Jr. Mints.
Harold was a member of Celebration United Methodist Church in Brandon. He was on the trustee board of the church. He loved spending his time moving snow for the church, helping neighbors, friends, family and church members.
Harold is survived by his significant other, Sharon Deutsch; his children, Travis Asmus (Ashley), Nikki Asmus (Bryce Mack), Brian Deutsch (Jen); his grandchildren, Brooke Arneson, Tucker Asmus, Bradley Mack, and Tristan Deutsch; his siblings, Lowell Asmus, Gerry Asmus (Jane), Joleen Asmus, Renee Asmus, Janet Beacom (Joe); his nieces and nephews, Christopher Asmus (Marci), Ben Asmus (Shawna), Jessica Brech (Andrew), Danny Asmus (Abby), Jacob Beacom, Emily Beacom; and several cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents; paternal grandparents William and Maureen Asmus; maternal grandparents Willis and Doris Haber-Tompkins; father-in-law Herbert Bennet, as well as Brad Deutsch, Rochelle “Shelly” Deutsch and numerous aunts and uncles.
In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the Celebration United Methodist Church.
Arrangements were provided by Minnehaha Funeral Home, www.minnehahafuneralhome.com