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James D. Ewing

James D. Ewing

James D. Ewing, age 59, of Mitchell, SD died Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD due to recent illness and complications of MS. A private graveside service will be Monday, June 9, 2014 at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Will Funeral Chapel followed by a celebration of Jims life at The Depot.

James D. Ewing, son of Douglas D. and Mary Jane (Graham) Ewing, was born March 4, 1955 in Parkston, SD. He graduated from Mitchell Senior High in 1973 and then attended Anoka Technical School in Anoka, MN to become a certified optician. Jim worked at various optical stores in SD and MN and owned and operated Ewing Optical in Mitchell. He last worked and retired from Mabee Eye Clinic. While at Mabees he obtained a Master Optician certification.

"Doc", to his many friends, was an avid outdoorsman and hunted and fished in Canada, the Colorado Rockies, and both sides of the Missouri River. Jim also followed Sprint, Indy and NASCAR racing and owned a classic Chevy convertible.

He is survived by three sisters, Patricia Ewing and her special friend Leslie Booze, Parkston, SD, Marianne (Steven) Texley, Winona, MN, Catherine (her fianc Gary Bornfleth), Rochester, MN; three nieces, Jennifer Texley, Tacoma, WA, Meghan (Andrew) Texley Baldwin, St. Paul, MN, Michelle Kulas, Lincoln, NE; a nephew, Ryan Texley, Winona, MN; and great nephews, Oliver and Everett Baldwin, St. Paul, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas and Mary Jane Ewing.