Tony Venjohn, 37, of Piedmont, S.D., passed away May 25, 2014, in Piedmont due to a four-wheeler accident.
Tony was born April 7, 1977, in Miller, S.D., to Duke and Peg Venjohn. He attended St. Liborius Catholic School in Polo, S.D., and graduated high school from Miller. Tony attended Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, S.D., for a carpentry and civil engineering degree. He then moved to the Black Hills and took a job with the Department of Transportation in Rapid City.
Tony met Marla Carmichael in Wall, in July 2003. They were married on July 16, 2005. They moved to Piedmont, where they constructed their own home from the ground up and currently still reside. Five years ago, Tony started A Royal Flush Portables, a portable toilet company with good friend Jon Haneke. Then, two years later, he started Advanced Restoration, a water restoration company. Both businesses thrived because of Tony's knack for socialization.
Tony loved to go four-wheeling with his wife and children along with family and friends. He loved the outdoors and always lived life to the fullest. When Tony would meet someone, you were a friend forever. Tony loved to entertain people and always had something up his sleeve.
He is survived by his wife Marla (Carmichael); sons, Mason (6) and Cooper (3) of Piedmont; his parents, Duke and Peg Venjohn of Custer; sisters, Shelly (Brad )Martinmaas, of Orient, S.D., Trixie (Brad) Grill of Hot Springs, and Tina (Aaron) Borns of Council Bluffs, Iowa; nieces and nephews, Keri, Ashley, Rachael, Cody and Bailey Martinmaas, Braden and Brylee Grill, Katlyn, Ellie and Blake Borns. Great nieces and nephew, Charli and Saige Martinmaas (Keri Martinmaas and Anthony Jungwirth), Ethan Shanks (Ashley Martinmaas and Bryan Shanks) and Mayleigh Borns (Katlyn Borns).
He is preceded in death by his sister, Lindsey K. Venjohn; father-in-law, Lyle Carmichael; his maternal grandparents, John and Kitty Ortmeier; paternal grandparents, Arnold and Minnie Venjohn; and uncle, Ed Venjohn.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, May 30 at the Blessed Sacrament Church, with Fr. Steve Biegler as celebrant. Interment followed at Piedmont Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
Arrangements are with Kirk Funeral Home.
An online guestbook is available at www.kirkfuneralhome.com