Boyd Bartscher, 61, of Emery died, Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Firesteel Health Care Center in Mitchell.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday, September 21, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Farmer. Visitation will be from 5-7:00PM Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church with a prayer service at 7:00PM. Arrangements are with the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.
Boyd Henry Bartscher was born September 11, 1956 in Mitchell, SD to Donald and Betty (Harris) Bartscher. He grew up in Hanson County, attending school at Plano, Spencer and Emery. On April 20, 1979 he married Sandra Brown in Emery. They resided on an acreage near Emery where they raised their five children. Boyd began working concrete construction at a young age, with his father and brothers. He continued his passion for the work by starting his own business and worked with his sons. He took joy in living on his acreage raising livestock, working in his yard, hunting, fishing, playing horseshoes and enjoyed family gatherings.
He is survived by his family Sandra Bartscher, three sons: Brad (Heather) Bartscher, Emery, Jonathan (Heather) Bartscher, Emery, Darin (Courtney) Bartscher, Mitchell, two daughters: Cammy (Daniel) Brechtel, Rapid City, Jessica Bartscher, Mitchell, eight grandchildren: Grace, Molly and Levi Brechtel, Taylor and Ashley Brechtel, McKenzie, McKayla and Joe Kirby, six brothers: Edwin (Lynn) Bartscher, Brandon, Francis (Colleen Widmer) Bartscher, Rapid City, Gerry Bartscher, Mitchell, Karl Bartscher and fiancé Gloria Falconer, Winfred, Larry Bartscher, Mitchell, Nick (Shannon) Bartscher, Mitchell, five sisters: Donna (Jim) Ruden, Emery, Ila (Doug) Cunningham, Mitchell, Joyce (Steve) Erickson, Emery, Maureen Heyd, Canistota, Ona (Chris) Collins, Emery, mother-in-law, Dorothy Brown and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Kirby, his parents, three sisters, Anita Berg, Camilla and Helen Bartscher, brother-in-law, Roger Heyd, father-in-law, Donald Brown and his grandparents.