Robert C. DeGeestFebruary 13, 1935 ~ October 30, 2017 (age 82)
Robert Cornelius DeGeest, 82, of Redfield, SD, passed away peacefully at Redfield Care and Rehabilitation Center on Monday, October 30, 2017. His funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Thelen-Hyke Funeral Home in Redfield. Pastor Lorah Houser Jankord will officiate. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Redfield.
Visitation will be prior to the service on Saturday, from 1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m., at Thelen-Hyke Funeral Home. Family will be present during this time to accept condolences. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thelen-Hyke Funeral Home. (www.thelen-hykefuneralhome.com)
Robert DeGeest was born February 13, 1935 in Miller, SD to Cornelius and Grace (Wilson) DeGeest. He was raised in Miller and attended Miller High School. Later, Robert enlisted in the United States Army National Guard. He worked road construction for many years before moving to Redfield to work for the Redfield State Hospital and School. Upon his retirement, he continued to live in the Redfield community.
Robert loved music and could often be found listening to one of his many country western tapes. He also enjoyed outdoor activities such as fishing and pheasant hunting.
Robert is survived by his daughter Connie Jo Casey of Glencoe, MN; his sister, Mary Lou Sauville of Pomona, CA; his grandsons: James, Kyle, and Garrett Casey, and several nieces and nephews.
Robert was preceded in death by his son, Bob, and five sisters: Isabel Lechtenburg, Vera Dean, Wilma Baule, and Opal Roach.