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William V. “Bill” Haynes

William (Bill) Veryl Haynes, 86, of Meadow, South Dakota, died on October 3, 2005, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Visitation will be held 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, at the American Legion Hall in Philip, and one hour preceding the services at the Legion Hall on Thursday.

Funeral services were held Thursday, October 6, at the American Legion Hall in Philip, with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating.

Music was provided by the Seim Family. Ushers were Gerry Rislov, Kyle Harris, Don Ravellette and Rusty Foster. Pallbearers were Bill’s grandsons, Matt Batie, Bradly Brooks, Monty Haynes, Ross Batie, Cory Bochman, Jeremy Hopkins, Bradley Haynes, Jack Hopkins, Mathew Haynes, Carson Smith-Haynes, Austin Haynes and Reece Harter.

Interment was at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Valentine, NE. Rush Funeral Home of Philip was in charge of arrangements.

William Haynes was born on August 19, 1919, in O'Neill, Nebraska, to Cecil and Esther Haynes. His family moved to Parmalee, SD, when he was nine years old. He attended the He Dog School for his elementary schooling and graduated high school at Curtis, Nebraska.

While attending the Nebraska Agricultural School he met Lucille Williams; they were married December 28, 1941. To this union was born 11 children – six sons and five daughters. Bill lived in the Long Valley community for many years where he farmed and ranched.

On August 3, 1983, William married Bonnie Seim of Meadow, South Dakota. They made their home in Hot Springs, SD, and at the ranch on Thunder Butte Creek near Meadow, SD.

Bill loved rodeos and horses. He enjoyed driving his team of horses and wagon and wanted to share that joy with everyone. He was a real people-person and loved visiting with family and friends. Bill served on the Bennett County School Board for several years; he was a long-time member of the Lions Club. He had many vocations in his lifetime, rancher, farmer, construction worker, insurance salesman and park's maintenance.

Bill found his greatest enjoyment watching sports activities in which his grandchildren were participating.

Bill is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of Meadow, SD; his sons and daughters, Veryl (Sharlyn) Haynes, Bridgewater; Lynette (Darrel) Batie, Hermosa; Audrey Brooks, Rapid City; Kathleen (Merlon) Bochman, Union Center; Doug Haynes, Hot Springs; Don (Jolene) Haynes, Philip; Sarah (Bob) Hopkins, Pahrump, NV; Loren (Anna) Haynes, Martin; Doreen (Randy) Harter, Rapid City; his step-children Rod (Cheryl) Seim, Lemmon; Tim (Joanne) Seim, Bison; Scott (Pam) Seim, Shade Hill; and Gregg Seim, Belle Fourche. Bill is also survived by his sister-in-law, Iva Haynes, Casper, WY; 13 grandsons, 12 granddaughters, 16 great-grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives.

Bill was preceded in death by two sons, Larry Steven Haynes and Lyle Dean Haynes; grandchildren, Michael and Michelle Haynes; great-grandson, Andrew Briscoe, and step-son, Todd Seim; his parents, Cecil and Esther Haynes; his brother, Robert Haynes; and his sister and brother-in-law, Richard and Darlene Gunnare.

A memorial is established. Written tributes may be made at www. rushfuneralhome.com