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February 1, 1927 ~ October 5, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Milbert Dais, 96, of Aberdeen, SD, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2023, at Aberdeen Health and Rehab.
Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 2, 2023, at Zion Lutheran Church, Aberdeen. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Funeral Service. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen, following the service. A time of fellowship and luncheon will follow the burial at the church hall.
Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook.
Milbert Dais was born on February 1, 1927, to George and Maria “Mary” (Nies) Dais on the family homestead north of Eureka, SD. He attended Detmold Country Schools and worked on the family farm.
On November 17, 1949, Milbert married the love of his life, Bernice Sayler, at Zion Lutheran Church in Venturia, ND. To their union, three daughters were born: Pamela, Gwendolyn, and Delilah “Dee”. They rented farms in McPherson County. Milbert was a dairy farmer in the 1960s and worked in the field, combining several different crops such as wheat, corn, and oats. In 1968, Milbert and his family moved to Aberdeen, SD.
Milbert worked for Craven Welding and Woodrow Jasmer doing construction work. He worked for Dean Daly as a farmhand. Milbert held a custodial position for Wright & Sudlow for 14 years. He worked as a hard laborer and landscaper at the Beadle Greenhouse.
Milbert enjoyed doing lawn work and being outdoors.
Grateful for having shared Milbert’s life are his daughters: Delilah “Dee” (Dennis) Christenson of Aberdeen, SD, and Pamela (Mike) Strom of Minneapolis, MN; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Milbert was preceded in death by his parents, George and Maria; his wife, Bernice; one daughter, Gwendolyn; five brothers, Aaron, Calvin, Walter, Marvin, and Leroy; and three sisters, Alice, Mable, and Darlene.