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Funeral services will take place on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 10:30 AM (Mountain).

Concordia Lutheran Church
Kadoka, South Dakota

3:00 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2019
Black Hills National Cemetery
Sturgis, South Dakota
5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2019
Concordia Lutheran Church
Kadoka, South Dakota

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In memory of

Larry Fite

of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado at the age of 68

Larry Fite was born on November 29th, 1950 in Alliance, Nebraska the first son of Laurence and Myrtle (Nelson) Rubottom. Shortly after his birth his family moved to Rapid City, South Dakota. When he was a first grader his family moved to Philip. In 1961 his mother, Myrtle (Mert) married Glen Fite and in 1962 Glen adopted Larry and his three siblings.

During his junior high and high school years he spent his summers working on the Fite ranch, helping his grandfather, Aure and Uncle Maurice put up hay and other ranch work. It was then that he learned to love the land, cattle and horses. He graduated from Philip High School in 1970. Shortly after his graduation he enlisted in the United States Army serving until August of 1974.

After leaving the Army he moved to San Jose, California. While there he was united in marriage to Nancy Carpenter. To this union one daughter Lori was born. They then moved to Eureka, California.

In 1982 he and his family returned to South Dakota. Living in Philip, Rapid City and Kadoka. Larry was currently living in Kadoka where he had a small acreage where he ran a few cows and kept himself busy. He also worked at Discount Fuel in Kadoka for 12 years.

Grateful for having shared his life are his daughter Lori (Khalid) El Aroussi, his five grandchildren Ashley, Austin, Zenayah, Zayd and Zyend, three great grandchildren Alysin, Caiden and Serenity, his siblings Karen (Terry) Pinney of rural Philip, Robert (Bob) Fite of Kadoka and Vickie (Maurice) Fite of rural Philip; his nephews and nieces Scott and Kevin Pinney, Teresa O’Connell, Bradley and Chad Fite and Bryon and Vona Fite.

He was preceded in death by his sister Debra Rubottom (2 weeks old), adoptive father Glen Fite, step-father Donald Jacobson, mother Mert Jacobson, step-mother Edna Rubottom and father Laurence Rubottom.

Memorial Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Kadoka, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.

Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 20, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Kadoka, with Pastor Cindy Bisser officiating.

Interment with military honors will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 20, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis with Father Bill Zandri officiating.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 5-7 p.m.
Concordia Lutheran Church
Kadoka, South Dakota

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 7 p.m.
Concordia Lutheran Church
Kadoka, South Dakota

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 10:30 a.m.
Concordia Lutheran Church
Kadoka, South Dakota

Pastor Cindy Bisser

Marianne Frein - Pianist
Brittney Drury - Vocalist
"When Peace Like a River"
Congregational Hymns
"My Hope is Built on Nothing Less" - #294
"Children of the Heavenly Father" - #474

Mark Carlson - Eric Wilmarth

Bob Fite - Bryon Fite - Rick Groven
Mark Carlson - Terry Buchert - Craig Coller

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 3:00 p.m.
Black Hills National Cemetery
Sturgis, South Dakota
Father Bill Zandri - Officiating

  • We are so sorry about the loss of your brother, Larry was a very nice man and he will be sorely missed. Our prayers go out to all his family, may our Lord Jesus care and comfort you all. ~ Grant and Susan Patterson Kadoka,S.D. (9/20/2019)
  • Lori and family, so sorry for you loss. Although I do not believe I ever met your father, I do know what you must be going through. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ~ april olivas rapid city sd (9/16/2019)
  • Dear Family of Larry, Thinking of you and letting you know I care. Sooo very sorry for your Loss. Jesus is there to give you strength and peace that only He can give. Love, Merilee ~ Merilee Grimes Kadoka, S D (9/16/2019)
  • Thanks for serving ~ A VETERAN (9/16/2019)
  • GILROY, California 95020 ~ Sharonlee & Dennis Holloway 840 Carignane Dr (9/11/2019)
  • We are sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of you all and praying God provides you with His love and comfort. ~ Mike and Shar Moses Philip, S.D. (9/11/2019)
  • I remember Larry as a very kind person. I have not seen him in years and was shocked to see that he has died. My prayers are with his family. ~ Jim O'Connor Cheyenne, Wy (9/10/2019)
  • So sorry to hear about Larry. Our love. thoughts, and prayers are with all of you. ~ Vern and Joyce Fite Box Elder SD (9/9/2019)
  • South Dakota ~ Larry Kaplan SPEARFISH (9/9/2019)
  • We are thinking of all you folks during this difficult time. Hold on to all the memories. Take care of each other. ~ Les & Joann Pearson Philip, SD (9/8/2019)
  • My love and thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ~ Bonnie Reitan Lewistown MT (9/8/2019)
  • So sorry...he will he missed, prayers to you all, loved him dearly. ~ Debora Fite Kirkland Harlem,GA (9/8/2019)
  • So sorry about the loss of Larry! Love and Prayers to all of the family.

    if you need anything give us a call, we will be happy to help.
    ~ Zoni & Corky Thorson Philip, South Dakota (9/7/2019)
  • Prayers and sympathy for the family. ~ Paulette Wilmarth Kadoka (9/7/2019)
  • I am praying for peace and comfort for the entire family. I'm so sorry to hear about this G. Aunt Vickie. No more pain, but I'm sure he will be sorely missed. Ive only met him twice, and youve known him a lifetime. Remember the good times until you see him again in Glory. It hurts to lose a,brother. Youre in,my thoughts and prayers! Love you guys!!! ~ Mary Vazquez 6706 Luckeys Bridge Rd Dearing, GA 30808 (9/7/2019)
  • Payers for peace and love to the family. May you rest in peace and find joy in heaven uncle Larry. ~ Chad and Kim Fite California (9/7/2019)
  • Sending sympathy to all of you on this unexpected tragedy. ~ Justin and Joyce Wheeler Philip, SD (9/6/2019)
  • Our condolences to the family our thoughts are with you. ~ Linda Fite-Martin/John Martin Eureka, California (9/6/2019)
  • So sorry to hear about Larry's passing. May he rest in peace. ~ Jeff Stilwell Mastic Beach, New York (9/6/2019)
  • So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Prayers to the family. ~ Ellie Bettelyoun Martin (9/6/2019)
  • Thinking of you all in this time of loss. Rest in peace, Larry. ~ Tena Slovek Philip (9/6/2019)
  • So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Our prayers and thoughts. ~ Ralph & Cathy Fiedler Sturgis, S.D. (9/6/2019)
  • So sorry for your loss ~ Nicole High Horse Wall, SD (9/6/2019)