Jeffrey J. Bame


December 22, 1960 - December 19, 2014




Jeffrey Joseph Bame was born December, 22, 1960 at Yankton, SD to Edward and Helen (Reinartz) Bame.  He graduated from Ethan High School and Mitchell Technical Institute with a degree in Computer Science.  He was employed at CHR Solution in Mitchell.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.  He loved hunting, fishing, camping and going to Marion to watch the car races.  Jeffrey loved his family.

He is survived by mother: Helen Bame, Mitchell, SD, three daughters: Katrina (Max) Hauge, Valley Springs, SD, Ashley Bame and friend, Colton Bierle  Ethan, SD, Emily Bame, Mitchell, SD, one son: Daniel Bame, Mitchell, SD, one brother: Chuck Bame, Grand Rapids, MI, six sisters: Peggy Swift, Mitchell, SD, Janice (Don) Loyd, Elk Point, SD, Valerie (Bill) Miketta, Showlow, AZ, Cheryl (Donnie) Maeschen, Ethan, SD, Lynette Knigge, Redfield, SD, Dawn (John) Schlaffman, Ethan, SD, one granddaughter: Ellie Marie Hauge, Valley Springs, SD, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward, brother, Daniel, niece, Vicky, one brother-in-law: Robert Knigge, paternal and maternal grandparents: Ted (Carolyn) Reinartz and Emil (Anna) Bame. 

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.



Monday, December 22, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Tuesday, December 23, 2014
10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
310 North Rowley Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery
Ethan, South Dakota

Posted by Linda & Anthony Anderberg on December 22, 2014
We both worked with Jeff at Martin & Associates, Inc years ago and were saddened to hear about his passing. He always had a smile on his face and a great work ethic. He will be missed. Prayers to his daughters and son and family!
Posted by Cindy Schick on December 22, 2014
I am so sorry to learn of Jeff's passing. He was so talented in IT and was an extra special person when it came to working support. He helped me out many times as a former Martin Group software user. I could always count on him to get me back on the straight and narrow. My deepest sympathies to Jeff's family. You are in my prayers.
Posted by Darrell Bolen on December 22, 2014
I've known Jeff since he began his working career with Martin & Associates, Martin Group and CHR Solutions in 1990. Jeff was a good guy who always was available to help me with IT issues when others couldn't be of assistance. Jeff and I shared many after work conversations about the world, work, family, health, and life. As was the case for all, Jeff faced challenges, but he always worked hard at solving the problem. I'll certainly miss Jeff's broad smile and friendly nature! I've had Jeff and his family in my thoughts and prayers and I wish you all the best.
Posted by Glenn and Linda Elmore on December 21, 2014
We are very sorry to hear about the loss of Jeff. We will be praying for the the family to find peace during this sad holiday season.
Posted by Stewart & Jolynn Hanson on December 21, 2014
Thinking of you at this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy to Jeff's family.
Posted by Jim & Mary Bauer on December 21, 2014
Our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. God's peace.
Posted by Deb Thelen on December 20, 2014
I was also a former Martin Group/CHR coworker - and am proud to have had the opportunity to work with and know Jeff. Jeff was so knowledgeable and helpful - even if it was no longer his job to help. The world has lost a great person. Bame family you have my sympathies, may God's peace be with you all.
Posted by Lisa Larson on December 20, 2014
Oh how I loved to pick on him when I worked at Martin Group. Thoughts, prayers and hugs out to his family. May God hold you in the palm of your hand! Smiles and hugs!
Posted by Laurie Ensz on December 20, 2014
Jeff will be missed! His hardworking ethnic and compassion to help everyone, clients and work team the same is unsurpassed. He had a unique sense of humor and a great smile. God Bless and bring comfort to his family.
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