Daniel Holsworth, age 74, of Madison, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2023 at Avera Heart Hospital in
Sioux Falls.
Memorial service will be 1:30 PM on Friday, January 20 th at Rustand-Weiland Funeral Chapel with Pastor
Kirby Oaks officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Online guestbook is at
www.rustandweilandfuneral.com. Arrangements are entrusted with Rustand-Weiland Funeral Chapel of
Daniel Willard Holsworth was born May 26, 1948 in Chicago, IL to Robert & Arlene (Rilea) Holsworth. He
graduated from Redfield High School in 1966. Shortly after high school he moved to Bowdle, SD and
worked at the family newspaper business. On September 11, 1971, he married Roseanna Schmierer in
Java, SD. Over the next nine years, he managed the newspapers in Freeman, Hoven and Hill City. In
1980, he became the sports editor at the Madison Daily Leader and worked there until his retirement.
In his spare time, he could be seen around Madison at sporting events, having coffee at local
establishments and a school crossing guard. Daniel was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Cubs
fan and would often discuss all sports with his granddaughter, Desi. He enjoyed crossword puzzles,
watching ESPN and talking with anybody who crossed his path. He loved covering all of the men’s &
women’s sports for the Bulldogs and Trojans.
Daniel is survived by his wife of 51 years, Roseanna of Madison; son-Chad (Susan) Holsworth of Bowdle,
SD and their children, Desi (Jordan) Jacobs of Faulkton, SD and Robert Holsworth (friend, Lexi Stafford)
of Tolstoy, SD; daughter-Jennifer (Nathan) Johnson and their children, Ryan & Abigail all of Wahoo, NE;
sister-Sheila (Joel) Hoffman and niece-Lindsay (Chad) Drewitz both of Bowdle, SD.
He was preceded in death by his parents-Robert & Arlene and brother, Michael Holsworth.