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.