John Austreim Jr., 78, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society in Howard.
Memorial services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Belleview Lutheran Church in Howard. Burial is at a later date. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.
John Dean Austreim was born March 24, 1934, on a farmstead northeast of Howard in Miner County to John Sr. and Adena (Bergheim) Austreim.
John was baptized and confirmed at Belleview Lutheran Church. John graduated from Argonne High School where he was an outstanding basketball player.
John attended South Dakota State College in Brookings before enlisting into the U.S. Army. Following his honorable discharge from the military, he returned to the Howard area and farmed for a number of years. John later worked at different jobs in various parts of the country, including Denver, before returning to the Howard area where he retired.
He is survived by a brother, Orrin (Margaret) Austreim of Howard; a brother-in-law, Tom Bernie of Littleton, Colo.; sister-in-law Ada Hauge of Howard; 11 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother Marconi Hauge, sister Imogene Bernie and three nieces and nephews.