William (Bill) Robert Mayer

Dates

July 22, 1941 - March 23, 2017

Obituary

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.


Visitation(s)

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

Service

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

Cemetery

Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


Posted by Tammy on May 24, 2017
Wow Dad, 2 months yesterday...........it seems like an eternity. I sure miss you and would love another hug. Thank you for your unconditional love and your guidance. You were and are my super hero. Lots of love and am so glad you are pain free now. Thank you for being my dad!
Posted by Tammy on April 19, 2017
Sure do miss you Dad. Love and hugs.
Posted by Janice (Adams) Kayser on March 28, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Posted by Elwin & Rosalie Hohn on March 27, 2017
We extend our deepest sympathy to you Chuckie and your family.
Posted by Taria Gray and Family on March 27, 2017
Tammy, you and your family are in my prayers.
Posted by Doris Hillman on March 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.
Posted by Dick and Carol Kunkel on March 26, 2017
Bill was a great guy. Sure enjoyed fishing with him. Prayers to all of the family.
Posted by Lois & Dave Swenson on March 25, 2017
Chuckie and family, We are thinking of you. Please accept our sympathies.
Posted by Gary & Kay Shafer on March 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.
Posted by Fran and Norma Sommer on March 25, 2017
Keeping you in our prayers
Posted by Deb Bormann on March 24, 2017
Our prayers and sympathy to you and your families!
Posted by Lorin and Barb on March 24, 2017
He was a very nice man. He will be missed
Posted by Jim and Diane Suhr on March 24, 2017
Condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss.
Posted by Cindy Fuerst on March 24, 2017
My deepest sympathy to all of Billy Meyer family and friends. Bill will be missed so very much.
Posted by Rick and Brenda on March 24, 2017
Thinking about all of you
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