David Lee Ferguson, 76, of Redfield, SD, passed away after a hard-fought battle with cancer on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Avantara Redfield. David’s wish was to be cremated and his family will celebrate his life with a graveside service at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 16, 2020, at Grace Cemetery in Rockham, SD. Pastor Lorah Houser Jankord will officiate. His family will host a picnic after the service at Hav-A-Rest Park in Redfield. Arrangements only have been entrusted to Hyke Funeral Home of Redfield. (www.hykefuneralhome.com)
David Lee Ferguson was born to Mac and Hazel (Miller) Ferguson on March 17, 1944, in Redfield, SD. He graduated from Redfield High School in 1962. He attended Yankton College and received his teaching degree. He taught high school English in Sioux City, IA; Watertown, SD; and Pierre, SD before moving back to Redfield. After teaching, he worked at the South Dakota Developmental Center for ten years. He worked at Siegling’s Super Valu and was working at Leo’s Good Food until his illness forced him to retire.
He loved baking for family and friends, and he was well known for his Sally Ann cookies. David also loved to go for long walks.
David is survived by one brother Roger Ferguson; two sisters: Judy (Les) Mcneely and his twin Diane Sattler. He is also survived by many nieces; nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; one sister-in-law; one brother-in-law; and one great-nephew.
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