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Melvin Misar

November 4, 1937 — May 24, 2024


Melvin Misar, age 86, of Scotland, South Dakota, died Friday, May 24, 2024, at his home.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, South Dakota, with Reverend David Wildermuth officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews: Brian Hauck, Alan Hauck, Gary Hauck, and John Hauck.

Melvin Misar was born November 4, 1937, in rural Scotland, South Dakota, to Steve and Josephine (Bartunek) Misar.  He attended country school and participated in 4-H as a child.  He married Mary Blume on August 30, 1985, in Armour, South Dakota, and raised their three children on the family farm.  Melvin farmed his entire life with his parents, brother, and sons.

Melvin was a hardworking, honest man who could fix anything.  He raised cattle and chickens, and grew several types of crops.  He took pride in keeping a tidy farm with well-maintained buildings.  Throughout his life, he enjoyed reading, dancing, playing cards, listening to the radio, bowling, doing carpentry work, and attending area fairs and festivals with his family.  He loved his family and loved spending time with his grandchildren.  He made sure pastries or donuts were on hand at all times.  

Survivors include his wife, Mary Misar of Scotland, South Dakota, three children: Kathryn Henning of Rapid City, South Dakota; Chris Misar of Lincoln, Nebraska; and Mark (Elisa) Misar of Scotland; four grandchildren: Izaac, Emmett, Lyla and Colton; sister, Evelyn Misar of Freeman, South Dakota; brother, Elmer Misar of Yankton, South Dakota; sister-in-law, Patricia (John Mabie) Blume of Livingston, Montana; and many extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Josephine (Orville) Hauck and sister-in-law, Audrey Misar.
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Memorial Service

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm

Wintz & Ray Funeral Home – Yankton

2901 Douglas Ave, Yankton, SD 57078

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