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Benjamin E. Latham

Flandreau, SD

1934, 2758, Ft Meade, D-Army-1

Ben E. Latham, 83, died Thursday, June 18, 1998, in Sioux Valley hospital in Sioux Falls.

Mr. Latham was born on January 13, 1915, in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. At the age of two, he moved with his family to Flandreau. He attended school in Moody County and graduated from Spafford school in 1929.

He entered of the Civilian Conservation Corps, at Fort Meade in 1934. He married Marjorie Headrick in a 1936 in Flandreau. They lived on farms near Flandreau until 1952, when they moved to a farm north of Elkton. In 1970 they moved to Flandreau.

He worked for the Green Thumb Program and Moody County Oil Co., retiring in 1977. He did various odd jobs around town until the time of his death. His wife died February 8, 1998.

He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Flandreau.

Survivors include three sons: Dwaine of Flandreau, Wilbur of Litchfield, Minnesota; a daughter, Darlene Dokken of Brookings; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one brother, James of Flandreau; and a sister, Hannah Smith of Flandreau.

Services 2 PM Saturday in Our Savior's Lutheran Church, of Flandreau, with burial in Union Cemetery, Flandreau.

Ben E. Latham CCC Camp
Latham Cemetary Marker

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