David W. Thornton

Dates

February 11, 1952 - September 15, 2014

Obituary

David W. Thornton was born February 11, 1952 at Wagner, SD to Wesley and Marie (Rysavy) Thornton.  He grew up attending school in Wagner and attended Anaconda Job Corp, for heavy equipment operation. He worked construction for numerous years as a foreman and operator of equipment.  He recently was employed by Trail King Industry in Mitchell. He was an avid outdoorsman, loving to fish and hunt. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

He is survived by a special friend, Susie Graham, Mitchell; two daughters: Niki Rethke, Milbank; Jenny Hanten, Watertown, three grandchildren; one brother, James (Tammy) Thornton, Wagner; two sisters: Carol (Jerry Stucky) Thornton, Piedmont; Marge (Jeff) Flesner, Spearfish; his mother, Marie Thornton, Spearfish; an aunt, Irene Rysavy, Spearfish and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.


Visitation(s)

Date
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Friday, September 19, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball Street
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


entry posted by Laurie Peto on 09-17-2014
Dave was so much fun to talk with when we would fly up from Florida to visit in the summers. His care for other people was obvious when you talked with him, and he was such a gentleman to everyone. He was taken away so many years too soon. We will miss him forever and always remember how good he was to Susie. May he rest in peace and may Susie find peace in his memory.
entry posted by Julie Steiner on 09-15-2014
The sweetest man. His kindness toward my grandmother will never be forgotten. I feel fortunate that we had an opportunity to visit with him in July and I was able to let him know how much we appreciate all he has done for our family. He will be forever missed and always remembered.
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