of Martin, South Dakota, died on Monday, June 5, 2023
William “Bill” Kuxhaus was born in Gordon, NE on December 29, 1953 to Willard and Dorothy Kuxhaus. He became a child of God through Holy Baptism at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Batesland, SD. He attended grade school at Bolzer Grade School until it closed and then attended Central Grade School. He publicly confessed his faith at his confirmation at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in May of 1968. He graduated from Bennett County High School in 1972 in Martin and attended the University of South Dakota.
A self-employed man, Bill sold Stihl products, Dixon lawn mowers, and other engines for 27 years. He worked with Lou’s Auto for 2.5 years and worked as logistics coordinator for Doug O’Bryan Contracting for 9 years.
He served his community as both councilman and mayor of Martin for several years. He was Bennett County’s coordinator for Spruce Up SD, Chairman and member of Black Hills Council of Local Governments, President and Executive Board member of District 8 Municipal League, and co-founder of the Economic Development Corporation in Bennett County. He was a member of Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church and served on the church council.
He married Barbara in 1978. They celebrated their 44th anniversary in August. Together they raised two daughters, Melissa and Molly.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents Willard and Dorothy Kuxhaus; and sisters Lorri Phillips and Sherri Livermont. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters Melissa (Erik) Hovde, Rapid City, SD, and Molly Kuxhaus, Martin; grandchildren Henry, Oliver, and Reuben Hovde, Rapid City; mother-in-law Noma Sazama, Martin; sister Konnie (Kenny) Boomer, Martin; brothers Monty (Cathy) Kuxhaus, Pendleton, IN, and David (Roxanna) Kuxhaus, Rapid City; sisters-in-law Sue (John) Pascoe, Pacific Palisades, CA, Nancy (Ted) Brown, Thermopolis, WY, Mary (Jack) Davis, Spearfish, SD, and Beth (Jeff) Lyons, Los Alamitos, CA; brothers-in-law George (Kathy) Sazama, Rapid City, SD, and Larry Livermont, Vetal, SD; and numerous friends and family.
Cards and memorials may be sent to P.O. Box 1000 Martin, SD 57551.
Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2023 at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Martin.
Friday, June 9, 2023 - 10:30 a.m.
Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church
Martin, South Dakota
Pastor Thad Flitter
Kenny Rosane - Chris O’Bryan - Doug O’Bryan
Scott Larson - Matt Kratovil - Paul Noel
All Family and Friends in Attendance