Dwight “Skipper “Raymond Battest, 61 of Redfield, SD formerly of Doland, SD died on his birthday, Monday, February 15, 2021, at Community Memorial Hospital Avera in Redfield. Per his request he was cremated, and his cremains will be buried next his parents in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Frankfort, SD during a celebration of life graveside service at 3 PM, Sunday, May 9, 2021,
Dwight “Skipper” Raymond Battest, was born at the Redfield Community Hospital on February 15, 1960. He was adopted by Raymond and Denise (Ecolasse) Battest.
After graduation from Doland high school in 1978, Dwight farmed and milked cows with his parents until their farm auction on 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 (Mel) Young and Deloris (Ray) 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 SE 8th Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401
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