Dwight Harold Byrd


August 4, 1934 - May 11, 2008




Dwight Harold Byrd was born August 4, 1934 at White Lake, SD to Charles L. and Pearl A. (Keller) Byrd.  He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1952.  He served in the US Army at Fairbanks, Alaska during the Korean War.  After returning to Mitchell he was employed by American Optical for numerous years, Tractor Supply Company for several years and then was employed at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital for thirty-one years.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge and the American Legion.


He is survived by three sisters: Betty L. Sterner and husband, Donald of Brooklyn Center, MN, Myrtle “Mert” Stotz and husband, Edmund of Mitchell, SD, Gayle E. Norwick and husband, Robert of Mitchell, SD; two brothers: Dennis M. Byrd and wife, Joan of Mitchell, SD; Kenneth Byrd and wife, Joyce of Mitchell, SD;  two aunts: Lorraine Christiansen of Mitchell, SD, Vadia Johnson of Aumsville, OR; a great friend, Darrell VanGenderen of Mitchell and numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, his twin brother, Duane C. Byrd, an infant brother, Ronald and a nephew, David Byrd.



Tuesday, May 13, 2008
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Wednesday, May 14, 2008
10:30 AM
Resurrection Lutheran Church
4013 North Main Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Military Graveside Rites
Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Happy and Lynnette Johnson of Troy, Montana on May 27, 2008
Just received the news today of Dwight's passing from Phyliss and Bob Niles of Wessington Springs, SD. Our son Jeff Johnson is working for Vernon Niles.

Dwight is my cousin - our mothers were sisters. We planned on a surprise visit this summer as we haven't been back to SD in several years.

Dwight was the quiet and serious one in the family...ALWAYS good natured and kind to everyone...he will be missed by many.

Our sincere sympathy to the family - we will be in touch.
Posted by Dave Fougner on May 15, 2008
I was a good friend of Dwight and also Duane during our school years. Am sorry to hear this news.
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