Larry Fite, age 68, Kadoka, SD
Larry Fite, age 68, of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado.
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.
Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka.