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520 S. Main St., PO Box 363
Platte, SD 57369
Phone: 605-337-3857
Fax: 605-337-2374
Harold Wright

Harold Wayne Wright

Tuesday, March 20th, 1934 - Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
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A Bedside Memorial Service and Celebration of Life for Harold Wayne Wright, 85, of Kimball, SD was held at Aurora-Brule Nursing Home in White Lake, SD, on August 20, 2019.

Burial will be in Eagle Point National Cemetery in Eagle Point, OR.

Harold Wayne Wright died Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Aurora-Brule Nursing Home in White Lake, SD.

Harold Wayne Wright was born March 20, 1934, in Bogota, TX, to Hiram and Eula (Patterson) Wright.

“Wayne” graduated from high school in Bisbee, AZ, and served ten years in the United States Air Force, some of which was spent in England. He went on to pursue a career in law enforcement and upon his retirement, moved to Yuma, AZ.

On May 1, 2009, Wayne was united in marriage to Blanche (Kingery) Stenson of Kimball, SD. Wayne and Blanche loved spending time at their homes in Kimball, SD and Yuma, AZ.

Wayne was a member of Foothills Southern Baptist Church in Yuma, AZ, and Drips American Legion Post #130 in Kimball, SD.

Wayne was a great story teller and loved to share stories of his experiences growing up in the copper mining community of Bisbee, AZ, time spent in the military, as well as his interesting encounters as a police officer in Northern California.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Blanche of Kimball, SD; his son, Richard (JoAnn) Varni of Sparks, NV; two grandchildren: Jason Varni of Garner, NC and Marissa Varni of Sparks, NV; one great-granddaughter, Brielle; Blanche's children: Linda (Bob) Valley of Champlin, MN, Vicki (Tom) Toupal of St. Cloud, MN, Kevin Stenson of Lisbon, ND and their families; one brother, Fred (Evelyn) Wright of Brea, CA; one brother-in-law, Eugene Miller of Odessa, TX; along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hiram and Eula Wright and a sister, Bobbye Jo Miller.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff of Aurora-Brule Nursing Home in White Lake, SD, and Avera at Home Hospice for the loving care Wayne received while in their care and to all of his good friends at the Kimball Senior Center for their years of love and friendship.
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Burial will be in Eagle Point National Cemetery in Eagle Point, OR.


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