John Junior Elvik


John Junior Elvik, age 94, of Lennox, S.D. passed away on Tues., Sept. 21, 2021, at the Sioux Falls S.D. VA hospital. He was laid to rest at the Sioux Falls VA Cemetery.

Junior was born on Jan. 21, 1927, at Carthage, S.D. He was the last survivor of the twelve children of John and Anna Elvik. He was a Navy Seaman First Class in WWII.

He married Jessie Cross and had ten children. He later had 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 will be dearly missed by many.

He is survived by his children, Alvin Elvik, Beverly Enderson, Carl Elvik, Elaine Bailey, Fern Gomes, Gordon Elvik, Ivan Elvik, Donna Rost and Grant Elvik; many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and relatives.

Junior 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.