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Ted Elenberger

December 28, 1940 — November 17, 2019

Ted Elenberger, age 78 of Belle Fourche, died suddenly on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at his winter home in Benson, Arizona.

Ted’s life will be celebrated 10:30 am Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 at the Christian Life Center in Belle Fourche, with Pastor Paul Howard officiating. 

Visitation will take place 5 to 7pm Monday at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche. 

Memorials are preferred to the Belle Fouche Compassion Cupboard.

Theodore Wayne Elenberger was born December 28, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the son of Theodore Sr. and Emily (Zorn) Elenberger.  Ted grew up in several places, and when Ted was 10 years old his family settled down in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  There he graduated from the Milwaukee Lutheran High School.  IN 1961 he graduated from the Milwaukee Vo Tech College, where he learned the trade of becoming a Master Barber.  On November 2, 1963 Ted was united in marriage to Sally Anne Hetzel in Milwaukee.  To this union two children were born: Daniel Wayne and Robin Anne.  In 1976, Ted and Sally moved to Belle Fourche where Ted owned and operated “Ted’s Barbershop” for many years, retiring in 2011.

Following his retirement, Ted and Sally enjoyed traveling.  During their 50th wedding anniversary they enjoyed a trip to the United Kingdom.  For the past several winters, they have enjoyed traveling to Benson Arizona.  Ted’s hobbies included carving gourds, and carving wood canes.  Ted was a strong man physically and spiritually.  He was the leader and the “rock” of the family.  He was a Bible study teacher, a man of prayer, and his faith was strong.  He loved his grandchildren and his family so very much.  He will be greatly missed, and treasured forever.

Ted is survived by his wife, Sally; son, Daniel Wayne of Belle Fourche; daughter, Robin Anne (James) Ager of Belle Fourche; 4 grandchildren, Kody (Amber) of Sydney MT, Rachel (Chris) Adams of Belle Fourche, Brant (Molly) Ager of Spearfish, Brittney (Jesse) Frasier of Gilbert AZ; 8 great grandchildren, Rikki, Rhett, Elsie, Madalyn, Delila, Lincoln, Olive, Gwendolyn; sister, Joanne (Jay) Gammons of Benson AZ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Emily Elenberger; and his infant sister, Gloria Jean.

Celebration of Life Service

10:30 A.M. – Tuesday – December 10, 2019

Christian Life Center

Belle Fourche, South Dakota



Pastor Paul Howard



“Well Done”

Ashton Rone, soloist

“We Shall Behold Him“

Judy Howard, soloist

Recessional Hymn – “It is Well with My Soul”



Brant Ager                                     Kody Elenberger

Chris Adams                                       Jesse Frasier



Pine Slope Cemetery

Belle Fourche, South Dakota


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, December 9, 2019

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills

715 National St, Belle Fourche, SD 57717

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Starts at 10:30 am (Mountain time)

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