Dwight Raymond Battest

February 15, 1960 ~ February 15, 2021 (age 61)


Dwight “Skipper “Raymond Battest, 61 of Redfield, SD formerly of Doland, SD died on his birthday, Monday, February 15, 2021at Community Memorial Hospital Avera in Redfield.  Per his request he will be cremated and his cremains will be buried next his parents in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Frankfort, SD during a family graveside service in the spring. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hyke Funeral Home in Redfield.  (

Dwight “Skipper” Raymond Battest, was born at the Redfield Community Hospital on February 15, 1960.  He was adopted by Raymond and Denise (Ecolsse) Battest. 

After graduation from Doland high school in 1979, Dwight farmed and milked cows with his parents until their farm auction June 25, 1994.  Following the sale he worked for various local farmers.  Dwight attended the Doland Methodist Church and served on the Doland Volunteer Fire Department in past years.  Skip also enjoyed bowling, cards, motorcycles, hunting and reloading his own shells.

He is preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Denise Battest, paternal grandparents William and Louise Battest, and maternal grandparents Albert and Angele Ecolsse of France, uncles Don Carter, Robert, Lloyd, Harold Battest and aunts Betty Young and Deloris Ellis.  Further survived by uncles Norman Battest (Barstow, CA), Richard (Alice) Battest (Beulah, ND) and aunt Dee Battest (Clark, SD) plus numerous cousins scattered throughout South Dakota and other states.

Condolences can be sent to his cousin Mary (Battest) Raile at the following address: 1112 8th Ave, Aberdeen, SD 57401



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