John Junior Elvik
John “Junior” Elvik, age 94 of Lennox, passed away on Tuesday September 21, 2021 at the Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Veteran Administration Hospital.
Junior was born on January 21, 1927 at Carthage South Dakota. He was the last survivor of the twelve children of John and Anna Elvik. He was a Navy Seaman First Class in WWII.
Junior married Jessie Cross and had ten children. He later had two more, Grant and Donna. He was a carpenter, an insurance salesman and an insurance adjuster along with many other professions. He could do whatever needed to be done.
With such a large family, there was always a place to go and something to do. He lived in Minnesota and South Dakota.
He is survived by his children: Alvin Elvik, Beverly Enderson, Carl Elvik, Elaine Bailey, Fern Gomes, Gordon Elvik, Ivan Elvik, Donna Rost, Grant Elvik; and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Conrad, Mores, Ralph, Mabel, Agnes, Elva, Mildreth, Rachel, Grant, Ruth and Breita, in infancy; his wife: Jessie; and children: Nancy, in infancy, Helen and Darrell.
Committal Service will be Monday, September 27, 2021 at the South Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Sioux Falls.
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