William Nye, Fort PierreWilliam Howard “Bill” Nye, 65, Fort Pierre, died Sunday, April 10, 2011, at his home, of cancer.
William Howard “Bill” Nye, 65, Fort Pierre, died Sunday, April 10, 2011, at his home, of cancer.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Isburg Funeral Chapel, Pierre. Burial will be in Scotty Philip Cemetery, Fort Pierre. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.
He was born on Aug. 27, 1945, in Pierre to Glen and Eunice Nye.
He lived on family farms south of Fort Pierre and near Staples, Minn.
The family returned to South Dakota in the early 1950s and lived in Presho, where he completed his early education.
He joined the U.S. Navy in 1962 and served four years. He was discharged at San Diego and remained there the next four years, working for San Diego Gas and Electric Co. and pursuing his college degree.
He received an associate’s degree in business management from San Diego Community College.
He returned to South Dakota in the early 1970s. He lived in Presho for a brief time before moving to Pierre and becoming involved in construction until his retirement in August 2010.
He was a member of Pierre VFW Post 2038.
He is survived by his wife, Joy; a stepson, Tony Ondricek and wife Pamela; two granddaughters, three sisters: Twyla Herman, Presho; and Alice Gruenwald and Shirley Mundlein, both of Kennebec; a brother, Kenneth, Presho; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dale.
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