Donald W. Bies was born December 18, 1929 at Centerville, SD to John M. and Ann (Hauk) Bies. He attended and graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School in Salem, SD. On July 22, 1948 he married Sylvia Janssen. He was employed by the Farmers Union Coop in Salem for several years and in White Lake where he resided for the past forty-six years. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; two sons: Don Bies and wife, Rhonda of White Lake, SD, Tom Bies and wife, Michelle of Sanford, NC; three daughters: Barb Falk and husband, Larry of White Lake, SD, Linda Thiry and husband, Jim of White Lake, SD, Connie DeBoer and husband, Duane of Oacoma, SD; nineteen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister and a granddaughter.