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Glenister Kenneth Rabuck

November 5, 1929 ~ March 17, 2018 (age 88)

Glenister K. Rabuck, 88, of Redfield, SD, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Community Memorial Hospital in Redfield. His funeral service will be Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Redfield.  Reverend Brian Wasmoen will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Redfield. There will be a reception at the church following the interment.

Visitation will be on Monday, March 19, 2018, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM with family present, at Hyke Funeral Home in Redfield.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Hyke Funeral Home. (

Glenister Kenneth Rabuck was born November 5, 1929 in Redfield, SD at the Baldwin Hospital to Kenneth and Mildred (Lentz) Rabuck. He lived on the farm with his parents until he graduated from high school. He attended school in Redfield and Cresbard, graduating in 1947 from Redfield High School.

Glen was employed by Rude Transportation for a short time and then worked 2 years with Railway Express. He then worked for Northwestern Public Service until his retirement.

On March 7, 1953, he was united in marriage to Maybelle Aslesen of Waubay, SD. To this union two children were born, a son Steven and a daughter Dawn. They lived in Redfield and Webster while he worked for Northwestern Public Service for 42 years. He was Director of Consumer Services for Public Service in Webster when he retired. He and Maybelle then returned to Redfield.

Glen and Maybelle owned and operated the Redfield Dairy Queen for 6 years. They also had part ownership in James Valley Nursing Home and Lakeside Assisted Living.

Glen was a firm believer in giving back to his community, and thus was active in many organizations and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. He was President of Redfield Jaycees, Charter Member of Lion’s Club, Redfield Chamber of Commerce and Redfield Economic Development Industrial Park.

He was chairman of the Redfield Housing Authority for 20 years. In Webster, he was active with the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis and the Housing Development. Glen was a farmer at heart but was unable to pursue his love for farming due to health issues. However, he never forgot his memories of farm life as a child and maintained his interest in farm issues throughout his life.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years; son Steven (Linda) Rabuck of Sioux Falls, SD and their daughter Mollie; Dawn (Kerry) Baird of Redfield and their children: Jennifer (Donnie), Eric, and Emily and her daughter Keira.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


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