September 11, 1923 - March 11, 2020
Donald W Kellogg, 96, was born September 11, 1923 in Philip, S.D. to Walter and Alda (Bender) Kellogg. With the “dirty thirties” came the loss of their farm and in 1935 the family moved to a relinquished homestead north of Edgemont, S.D off of old Hwy 18. Don took over the responsibility of the home place when his father died in 1941. He graduated from Edgemont High School in 1943 and that year leased out the homestead, moved his mother into town, and joined the Navy.
Though Don never moved back to Edgemont, he was a regular visitor to check in with his mom and his sister, Marjorie Kellogg Francis. In his retirement he traveled back for the high school reunions – the last he attended being in 2015 for their 72nd reunion. Though he only lived in Edgemont area for 8 years, the land and the neighbors became the “home” that shaped his memories.
Don is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lois Glood Kellogg and sisters, Virginia Strassburg, Elizabeth McElroy and Marjorie Francis. He is survived by 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.