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Funeral services will take place on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM (Mountain).

St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Cemetery
Wall, South Dakota
4-6 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2019
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Wall, South Dakota
Rosary Service will be held at 6:00 p.m.

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In memory of

William "Sonny" Huether

of Wall, South Dakota, died on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at his home south of Wall at the age of 83

William K “Sonny” Huether was born January 8, 1936 on the family ranch in the Conata Basin to Emily (Eberle) and Christ Huether Jr. He attended country school three miles from home. Sonny went to high school in Quinn, SD. He would drive to school on Mondays and stay the week in a dormitory. He graduated in 1954.

Sonny spent his entire 83 years on his ranch in the heart of the Badlands. He truly enjoyed all that ranch life had to offer. The haying, cattle (introducing the Angus breed in the 70’s), and especially working with and breaking horses.

Sonny married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life Patricia Lyle on September 4, 1954. To this union, six mischievous boys were born Rick, Mike, Tim, Tony, Marty, and Will.

Sonny excelled in many areas in his younger days. He participated in football, basketball, track, boxing and rodeo. He was an Honorable Mention All-State football player in 1953. He was proud of the South Dakota Golden Gloves Featherweight boxing title he won in 1955. Later that year he was also the runner-up at the Midwest Golden Gloves in Omaha, Nebraska. He won a watch for best fight of the tournament. Sonny was also a talented musician. He garnered the lead role two years in a row in the school operetta and taught himself how to play the guitar and piano.

Sonny enjoyed spending time with family and his family loved the times they could prod him into pulling out his guitar and playing for them. It was truly a special time when Mike and Tim were able to join in. The grandkids have always treasured the time spent on the ranch visiting, spending the night (or several) or just sitting down to watch sporting events with Grandpa and Grandma. Many card games were also played over the years. Cribbage and Gin Rummy were two of his favorites.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years Patty Huether of Wall; sons, Tim (Marie) Huether of Martin, Tony (Marci) Huether of Rapid City, Marty (Susan) Huether of Wall, Will (Amy) Huether of New Underwood; daughters-in-law, Lynn Dewey (Fred) of Moorcroft, WY and Marilyn Huether of Wall; 28 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brother, Leroy Huether of Redondo Beach, Ca; three sisters, Delja Hoffman and Violet Smoot, both of Wall and Marjorie (George) Martin of Rapid City; brother-in-law, Bill Lyle of Wall; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Sonny was preceded in death by two sons Richard "Rick" Huether and Michael "Mike" Huether; a grandson Jacob Huether; and four sisters Ruth Pourier, Roseanna Shaffer, Phyllis Kilpatrick and Kathryn Lyle.

Visitation will be held 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wall, with a rosary service at 6:00 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 12, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wall, with Father Tony Grossenburg as celebrant, and Father Leo Hausmann as con-celebrant.

Interment will be at the Wall Cemetery.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 4-6 p.m.
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Wall, South Dakota

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 6 p.m.
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Wall, South Dakota

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.
Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church
Wall, South Dakota

Father Tony Grossenburg
Father Leo Hausmann

Jill Leonard - Pianist
Deanna Kammerer - Accompanist
Matt Dewey - Vocalist
“Amazing Grace”
“How Great Thou Art”
Congregational Hymns
"Go In Peace"
"Here I Am Lord"

Kelly Kjerstad

Paige Kjerstad - Sean Dunker - Quinn Moon

Roger Shull - Wayne Shull
T.J. Ruland - Jem Kjerstad

Leroy Pourier - Rob Lytle - Troy Haag
Scott Huether - Kevin Kilpatrick - Kim Smoot

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

Wall Cemetery
Wall, South Dakota

  • SD-South Dakota ~ JoAnn Hynes Rapid City (9/15/2019)
  • Patty, Tim, Tony, Marty, and Will, so sorry to hear about your husband and your Dad. I always got a kick out of Sonny's smile and happy disposition. He always Lit up a room with his kind soul. Love you All very much. ~ Jill ( Moore) Zenisek Wyoming (9/12/2019)
  • Pretty amazing that a person can live almost 30 years in a small town and never once hear anything negative about a man. Sonny Huether was a gentleman, a friend, an awesome father, husband, grandpa, etc. He was the kind of guy who made you realize what life really is about
    ~ Norma Carson Wall, sd (9/12/2019)
  • South Dakota ~ Norma Carson Wall (9/12/2019)
  • Tim and Tony and families, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Take care. ~ Linda and Clayton Baysinger Rapid City (9/12/2019)
  • South Dakota ~ Linda and Clayton Baysinger Rapid City (9/12/2019)
  • Sending prayers and thoughts from Kansas. ~ Aaron, Emily, Ivy & Thomas Kitterman Bel Aire, Kansas (9/12/2019)
  • co ~ donald goodsell lakewood (9/11/2019)
  • Sonny was a Brother like no other!! Fond memories of life in the Badlands in the hot, hot sun, swimming in he dam behind the barn. Eating fried chicken every Sunday, on and on. God speed Sonny! ~ Margie Huether-Martin Rapid City, SD (9/11/2019)
  • So sorry, Patty and family! I love the memories I have of you&Sonny as I tagged along keeping stats during their wrestling years. I will pray for your family over the next months as you adjust to life without Sonny. Love and Hugs ~ Ginger(Alishouse)Schilder Faulkton, SD (9/10/2019)
  • Our love and prayers are with the Huether family. Sonny was an inspiration to my brother Dan and myself during our days in the Golden Gloves. ~ Dennis & Susan Walsh Miami, Florida (9/10/2019)
  • Patty & Family, am so sorry for your loss. God bless you all. ~ Patricia Buck Casper, WY (9/10/2019)
  • Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. I was sad to hear of Sonny's passing he was a nice man. He will be greatly missed. ~ Shawn Sether Rapid City (9/10/2019)
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, and friends. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. Rest in Peace Sonny! You will be missed by those whose lives you touched. ~ Dale & Penny Baumann Quinn, SD (9/9/2019)
  • Patty and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sonny was always so friendly and quick to smile. He will be missed! ~ Carolyn Olic Thompson Rapid City, SD (9/9/2019)
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you! ~ Daniel and Deb Eberly New Underwood, So. Dak. (9/9/2019)
  • My heart is saddened at the news of Sonny's passing. I have many fond memories of him and want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. ~ Lea Willuweit Ymker Armour SD (9/9/2019)
  • My deepest sympathies to all of you. Many memories when I was little of stopping at the house when I was with grandpa while he and Sonny visited. ~ Stacey Fielder Rapid City (9/9/2019)
  • Here is to the brother who all of the sister's adored AND all of the rest of us ~ Trisha Ireland Martin, SD (9/8/2019)
  • Patty and family,
    My Deepest Sympathy. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Fawna (Geigle) Goff Sturgis, SD (9/8/2019)
  • Patty so sorry to you and family your in our thoughts and prayers. He was a great man. ~ Rich Johnson & Tracey Feldman Box Elder,Sd (9/8/2019)