Wayne Moncur, 88, of Miller, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller.
Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 18, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church, Miller with Rev. Matt Richards officiating. Burial will follow at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 17, 2015 followed by a 7:00 p.m. prayer service, all at the church.
Wayne Wallace Moncur was born March 1, 1927, to James R. and Lily M. (Myers) Moncur at the family home in Florence Township, Hand County, Miller, South Dakota. Wayne attended rural school in Florence Township through the eighth grade. His freshman year of high school was spent at Redfield High School, and his last three years at Miller High School, graduating in 1945.
He married Margaret M. Holm on January 15, 1954, at Pierre, South Dakota. They were blessed with 5 children. Wayne worked as Register of Deeds for Hand County, sold cars for Miller Motor, and was a property manager for Sheldon Reese in Rapid City. In 1960, he returned to the family farm to work with his father and brothers farming and feeding cattle until he retired in 1982. He and Margaret then moved to Miller where he was residing at the time of his death. He served on the Florence Township board for several years.
During his retirement, he enjoyed bowling and taking care of his lawn and garden. He also worked part-time as a bus driver for Good Samaritan Society, a substitute mail carrier and various other jobs in the community. But his greatest enjoyment was spending time visiting with family and friends. He was a lifetime member of the Miller Methodist Church and a member of the St Lawrence Masonic Lodge for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret, of 61 years; five children: Marilyn (Jim) Dyer of Miller, Carolyn (Larry) Hall of Orient, Sharon (Alan) Brueggeman of Hartford, Janet (Peter) Mellema of Sioux Falls, and Michael (Shelley) Moncur of Miller; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Arlene Moncur, Violet Moncur, Pat Haider, and Shirley Jungwirth; brother-in-law, Charles (Maxine) Holm; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Roger and Merle (Bud); his sister, Mary Alice (Emil) Bentley; and brothers-in-law: Leo Haider and Terry Jungwirth.
Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Wayne’s arrangements.