Charles A. Willert, Sr., age 76 of Kadoka, S.D., died March 10, 2014, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Charles Allen Willert, Sr. was born to Emil and Etta (Griswold) Willert on September 22, 1937, at home in Kadoka. He was baptized at the Belvidere Presbyterian Church. Charles attended Willert Country School before graduating from Belvidere High School in 1955. He qualified to ride in the Texas State High School Rodeo in bareback riding as a junior in high school.
Charles married Jeanette Shockley in 1955 and in their marriage they had three children.