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Elroy Todd

The services celebrating and honoring the life of Elroy Arthur Todd, 87, of Gettysburg, South Dakota will be held 10:00 A.M. Sunday December 11, 2022, in the Yad El Messianic Congregation, Enid, Oklahoma. Visitation will be held Saturday in the Brown-Cummings Funeral Home who are directing all services. Graveside services are pending, in the Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, South Dakota.

Elroy was born August 2, 1935, to Arthur Earnest and Marie Ulrich Todd in Gettysburg, South Dakota and passed from this life December 6, 2022, in Enid, Oklahoma.

He was raised in Gettysburg, South Dakota. Among his fondest memories were eating pie growing up, riding his pony, Buster, to the Cunningham Country School in Potter County, and driving his sister to school in a buggy beginning in his fifth grade. Elroy worked on his family’s farm most of his life. He later served in the South Dakota National Guard. Elroy worked various jobs as a building contractor, card dealer, and John Deer salesman in addition to his jobs at the Potter County Coop and for the Highway department. He was a real estate broker for fifty years.

Elroy married Doris Ann Seely January 2, 1958, in the Methodist Church of Gettysburg together they had two children; Arthur and Marietta. The family made their home in Gettysburg, South Dakota. Elroy was always interested in antiques and working the family farm. He never missed an opportunity to play pinochle. He attended church through the years at the Methodist church, Mennonite church, Southern Baptist Church, and most recently Yad El Messianic Jewish Congregation. He was a Christian.

He is survived by two sisters, Alvina Wall of Salt Lake City, Utah and Naomi Bensen of Aberdeen, SD, his daughter Marietta Martinez, of Enid, Ok two grandchildren, Courtney Paynter, of Bentonville, Arkansas, and Jason Clark, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; four great grandchildren, Dylan Emmanuel & Henry Isaiah Paynter, Dayton Troy and Allison Faye Clark.

He was preceded in death by his wife Doris, his parents Arthur and Marie Todd, and his son Arthur F. Todd.


Brown-Cummings Funeral Home
400 W Maple Ave
Enid, OK 73701