Bill Sees, age 67, of Irene, South Dakota, died Thursday, October 22, 2015, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at St. Agnes Sigel Catholic Church in rural Utica, South Dakota with Reverend Steve Jones and Reverend Randy Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Sigel Cemetery in rural Utica, South Dakota. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, October 26, 2015 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, South Dakota with a rosary and vigil service at 7:00 PM. The visitation will resume one hour prior to Mass at the church on Tuesday.
Pallbearers are: John Sees, Larry Sees, John Plummer, Tony Sees, Rob Meyer, Mike Wagner, Avery Zahn & Randy Stevens. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill's grandchildren.
William Charles Sees was born November 4, 1947 in Yankton, South Dakota to Lawrence and Isabell (Birgen) Sees and grew up on the family farm north of Yankton. He attended country school and graduated from Irene High School in 1967. He worked on the farm for a few years and began trucking in 1969. He married Joan Davis on August 8, 1970, at St. Agnes Sigel Catholic Church in rural Utica, South Dakota. After their marriage, they continued living on the farm and Bill began working as a customer service rep for Morgan Manufacturing which allowed him to travel all over the world. He later began selling cars for Groseth Motors in Yankton and returned to farming after a few years. In 2000, Bill started trucking again, traveling the United States.
Bill was a member of the Yankton Rodeo Club and enjoyed hunting, restoring old tractors, riding and breaking horses, playing pool, but he especially loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. Bill had a nickname for every one of his grandchildren and loved teasing them. He had a great sense of humor and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Sees of Irene, South Dakota; five children: Tami (Chad) Bourquin of Olathe, Kansas; Traci (Tim) Engle of Yankton, South Dakota; Jim (Andrea) Sees of Irene, South Dakota; Nick (Traci) Sees of Chancellor, South Dakota; and Jake (Angela) Sees of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 13 grandchildren: Micah, Mikala, Bret, Aimee, Nicolas, Aurora, Blake, Hailey, Jenna, Gracie, Austin, Tyler, Liam, Dustin, and Angel; seven brothers and sisters: Laura (Gene) Wagner, Shirley (Bob) Meyer, Donna Sees, Art (Rosemary) Sees, George (Renaye) Sees, Jim Sees, and Eleanor (Tom) Plummer; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, and his Godmother, Doris Sees.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Michael.
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Sorry for your loss Sees Family. Bill was a great man.
Jay T Blankenfeld
Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Bob and Barb Godeke
So sorry to hear of our loss Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Thinking of you all with deepest sympathy. Bill touched so many lives and was an amazing man. Growing up with Traci, I spent many weekends on the farm with Bill, Joan, and the other kids. He loved teasing me, I can still see his smiling face and hear his laughter. I will always cherish those memories and am so thankful I have them! Your all in my thoughts and prayers.
Bill was a good friend, helping and supporting people and building bridges between people and contries. We are very sorry for your,our loss.
Wolfgang and Margot, Silvia with Sebastian and Hannah, Lea and Max
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