Donald W. Bies


December 18, 1929 - May 10, 2008




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.



Monday, May 12, 2008
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saint Peter's Catholic Church
Scripture/Rosary Service ~ 7:30 AM
White Lake, South Dakota


Tuesday, May 13, 2008
10:00 AM
Saint Peter's Catholic Church
White Lake, South Dakota


Saint Peter's Catholic Cemetery
White Lake, South Dakota

Posted by Sherry on May 13, 2008
Shelly, Jason and boys,
Just wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Love ya, Sherry
Posted by Glenda Janssen Olinger on May 12, 2008
Aunt Sylvia and family---I was so sorry to hear from Uncle John that Don had passed away. I'll never forget the fun times we had when we got together when we were kids. I know Mom and Dad always enjoyed the visits with you. I remember Mom always telling about the cliff, was it at Sioux City??? Uncle Don made believe he was going to drive up to the edge of the cliff. i miss those days. you take care and please know that you're in my thoughts and prayers. talk to you soon.Love ya, Glenda & family
Posted by Rene Konst on May 12, 2008
Sylvia and kids: I am so sorry to hear about Don. I have many memories of you guys coming to hunt. Now he and Dad can check out the hunting and fishing in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Rene
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