William (Bill) Robert Mayer


July 22, 1941 - March 23, 2017


William “Bill”  Robert Mayer was born July 22, 1941 in Parkston to Peter and Clara (Ebersdorfer) Mayer. He grew up in the Dimock area and attended Dimock Catholic School. He helped on the family farm and also worked as a farmhand.

On September 14, 1963 Bill was united in marriage to Charlotte (Chuckie) Schmidt at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Parkston. They lived in Parkston, Mt. Vernon, Longmont, CO and currently resided in Mitchell. Bill spent his life in the carpentry field including Mayer Construction that he and his brother Lou began in 1972; he was then employed at local lumber yards retiring from Ethan Co-op Lumber in 2004. Bill was a 6 yr. member of the SD National Guard, Ethan Trailriders, SD Lumberman’s Association and the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Committee. Bill could often be found at area auctions or engaged in his hobbies which included hunting, fishing and antiquing. Bill spent time with family and friends playing cards, marbles, farkle and testing his luck at area casinos.

Grateful for sharing his life are his wife of 53 years, Charlotte “Chuckie”; children: Tammy (Paul) Frost, Letcher, Todd (Dawn) Mayer, Fulton and Teresa (Pete) Sprinkel, Mitchell; grandchildren: Joshua Frost, Dawson and Addison Sprinkel, Mitchell, Jordon (Alisha) and Jared Frost, Letcher, Mason and Maddilyn Mayer, Fulton; great granddaughter, Haisley Mae Frost, Letcher; brothers: Edmund (Arlene) and Daniel (Shirley) Mitchell; sisters: Adeline Heisinger, Mitchell, Florance Rokusek, Freeman, Jean (Roger) Shipman, Paola, KS, Sister Janice Mayer, Yankton; sisters-in-law: Marlene Mayer, Anaheim, CA and Karen Mayer, Linda (Dave) Hauser, Dimock; brothers-in-law: Loren (Barb) and Linus (Dorothy) Schmidt, Parkston; numerous nieces and nephews and his faithful fury friend, Cubby.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law, Al and Rose Schmidt; brothers: James, Harvey, Peter and Louis; sisters: Ragena (Toots) Parker, Delores Hafner, Clara (Sherri) Novachich; sister-in-law, Sally Mayer; brothers-in-law: William VenOsdel, Gus Parker, Al Hafner, James Novachich, Fran Rokusek and Louis Heisinger.


Monday, March 27, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
1401 West Cedar
Mitchell, South Dakota


Tuesday, March 28, 2017
10:30 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 West Cedar
Mitchell, South Dakota


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

entry posted by Tammy on 04-19-2017
Sure do miss you Dad. Love and hugs.
entry posted by Janice (Adams) Kayser on 03-28-2017
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
entry posted by Elwin & Rosalie Hohn on 03-27-2017
We extend our deepest sympathy to you Chuckie and your family.
entry posted by Taria Gray and Family on 03-27-2017
Tammy, you and your family are in my prayers.
entry posted by Doris Hillman on 03-26-2017
My sympathy goes out to you Chuckie and all the family and friends. I've been reminiscing over my memories of our teen years and the times we hung out together. May you find great comfort in all your special memories together.
entry posted by Dick and Carol Kunkel on 03-26-2017
Bill was a great guy. Sure enjoyed fishing with him. Prayers to all of the family.
entry posted by Lois & Dave Swenson on 03-25-2017
Chuckie and family, We are thinking of you. Please accept our sympathies.
entry posted by Gary & Kay Shafer on 03-25-2017
Sending Our Condolences to you Chuckie & family. Nice memories of the fun we had in our younger days at dances we all attended, & the friendly greetings we shared whenever we came across each other at Church or in the Mitchell community.

May your Memories of good times with Bill, bring you Peace & Comfort all these days.
entry posted by Fran and Norma Sommer on 03-25-2017
Keeping you in our prayers
entry posted by Deb Bormann on 03-24-2017
Our prayers and sympathy to you and your families!
entry posted by Lorin and Barb on 03-24-2017
He was a very nice man. He will be missed
entry posted by Jim and Diane Suhr on 03-24-2017
Condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss.
entry posted by Cindy Fuerst on 03-24-2017
My deepest sympathy to all of Billy Meyer family and friends. Bill will be missed so very much.
entry posted by Rick and Brenda on 03-24-2017
Thinking about all of you
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