Wayne Fawcett, 85, of Miller, passed away Thursday, December 24, 2015 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at the St. Lawrence Community Church with Rev. Scot Tutt officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2015 with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service, all at the St. Lawrence Church.
Wayne Edwin Fawcett was born August 4, 1930 in Miller, South Dakota to Edwin and Ada (Benson) Fawcett. He attended all twelve years at Ree Heights School, graduating in 1949. Wayne was active in basketball and showing calves in 4-H. He attended South Dakota State College in Brookings, taking a two year course in agriculture.
He served in the Korean War from May 7, 1952 to February 11, 1954. On July 12, 1952, Wayne married Helen Hines at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Together they ranched southwest of Ree Heights before moving to the ranch southeast of Miller on June 2, 1960. Wayne also owned Fawcett Enterprises being a dealer for Titian West, selling livestock handling equipment. He custom made and sold Nylon tow ropes.
Grateful for having shared Wayne’s life are his wife, Helen Fawcett of Miller; son, Steve (Brenda) Fawcett of Potomac, MT; daughter, Dawn (Arlen) Roland of Montezuma, IA; son, Randy Fawcett of Miller; son, John (Darlene) Fawcett of Sioux Falls; daughter, Della (Gaylon) Anderson of Aberdeen; and son, Scott Fawcett of Huron; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; many step-grandchildren and step great grandchildren; one sister; four brothers; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Sunshine Bible Academy or Potomac Bible Church in Potomac, MT.
Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Wayne’s arrangements.