William (Bill) Robert Mayer


July 22, 1941 - March 23, 2017


William “Bill”  Robert Mayer was born July 22, 1941 in Parkston to Peter and Clara (Ebersdorfer) Mayer. He grew up in the Dimock area and attended Dimock Catholic School. He helped on the family farm and also worked as a farmhand.

On September 14, 1963 Bill was united in marriage to Charlotte (Chuckie) Schmidt at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Parkston. They lived in Parkston, Mt. Vernon, Longmont, CO and currently resided in Mitchell. Bill spent his life in the carpentry field including Mayer Construction that he and his brother Lou began in 1972; he was then employed at local lumber yards retiring from Ethan Co-op Lumber in 2004. Bill was a 6 yr. member of the SD National Guard, Ethan Trailriders, SD Lumberman’s Association and the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Committee. Bill could often be found at area auctions or engaged in his hobbies which included hunting, fishing and antiquing. Bill spent time with family and friends playing cards, marbles, farkle and testing his luck at area casinos.

Grateful for sharing his life are his wife of 53 years, Charlotte “Chuckie”; children: Tammy (Paul) Frost, Letcher, Todd (Dawn) Mayer, Fulton and Teresa (Pete) Sprinkel, Mitchell; grandchildren: Joshua Frost, Dawson and Addison Sprinkel, Mitchell, Jordon (Alisha) and Jared Frost, Letcher, Mason and Maddilyn Mayer, Fulton; great granddaughter, Haisley Mae Frost, Letcher; brothers: Edmund (Arlene) and Daniel (Shirley) Mitchell; sisters: Adeline Heisinger, Mitchell, Florance Rokusek, Freeman, Jean (Roger) Shipman, Paola, KS, Sister Janice Mayer, Yankton; sisters-in-law: Marlene Mayer, Anaheim, CA and Karen Mayer, Linda (Dave) Hauser, Dimock; brothers-in-law: Loren (Barb) and Linus (Dorothy) Schmidt, Parkston; numerous nieces and nephews and his faithful fury friend, Cubby.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law, Al and Rose Schmidt; brothers: James, Harvey, Peter and Louis; sisters: Ragena (Toots) Parker, Delores Hafner, Clara (Sherri) Novachich; sister-in-law, Sally Mayer; brothers-in-law: William VenOsdel, Gus Parker, Al Hafner, James Novachich, Fran Rokusek and Louis Heisinger.


Monday, March 27, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
1401 West Cedar
Mitchell, South Dakota


Tuesday, March 28, 2017
10:30 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 West Cedar
Mitchell, South Dakota


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Tammy on September 5, 2021
Hi Dad, Gosh I am really missing you today. For some reason the tears won’t stop flowing down my cheeks! I pray that you are safe and thank you for all your help down here. Life has been a little hectic lately and it is wearing me out. I am going to do everything I can to get the girls, it is killing me how their mom is treating them. I will take all the help you can give me and Jordon. Hopefully we will have good news soon! Love you forever daddy and can’t wait to see you again! All my love, Tam
Posted by Tammy on January 3, 2021
Hey Dad, it’s been a while since I checked in here, but know that a day doesn’t go by that I don’t think of you! 2020 was one hell of a year! Mom fought Covid-19 and won! She is one tough bird. Thank God! The girls are getting so big and are they smart! I am sure they get that from me- jk! Please continue to look over us Dad- I miss so much and look forward to seeing you again! Love you buddy!! Tam
Posted by Tammy-the REAL FAVORITE DAUGHTER on July 22, 2019
Happy Birthday in Heaven Dad!! I am sure you are having a wonderful day. I love and miss you so much! Until we meet again.
Posted by Tammy-the REAL FAVORITE DAUGHTER on March 25, 2019
Hey dad, two years ago you got your wings and left us. I would give anything to just be able to talk to you and see how you are doing. I hope you are whooping it up with all your family and friends.You have no idea how much I miss you, I want to give you a big hug and another kiss. You would love your great granddaughters- they are so cute and fiesty. I think they might take after you a little bit. Loving you forever and a day. Tam
Posted by Teresa (Favorite Daughter) on March 23, 2018
Wow, one year ago today you left for a better place - free of pain! I hope that you are partying like a rock star with your brothers and friends because you sure deserve it. I miss you so much, talk to often and I know that you can’t help but to listen!! Thank you for the last hug and kiss that you gave to me, I will cherish it forever! Love and miss you so much!
Posted by Tammy on December 18, 2017
Sure miss you! What I wouldn't do for a big hug from you right now. I will love you forever....
Posted by Tammy on September 22, 2017
Hello dad, it's the first day of fall and very hot and humid, I sure you would love this weather! I sure miss you. I may be the oldest but I know I am for sure the biggest baby. Mom is doing pretty good. She misses you very much but is thankful you are in a better place. I hope you are doing well and thanks for keeping an eye on us. Big hugs buddy! You will always and forever be my first love. It will be 6 months tomorrow you left us and not a day goes by I don't think about you and all the great memories of you. Haisley is getting so big dad! She walks around with your picture saying "Papa", you would love her, she is feisty and spunky just like you. She is learning to wink and wrinkles up her lip and nose to do it. Lots of hugs and kisses for you dad. I love you!
Posted by Tammy on July 10, 2017
Hi dad....sure miss you buddy! You were missed at the Mayer family reunion. We talked about you lots- laughed, cried and remembered all the good times. Hope heaven is treating you well. Lots of hugs and kisses dad. Will lover you forever. *BIG HUGS*
Posted by Tammy on May 24, 2017
Wow Dad, 2 months yesterday...........it seems like an eternity. I sure miss you and would love another hug. Thank you for your unconditional love and your guidance. You were and are my super hero. Lots of love and am so glad you are pain free now. Thank you for being my dad!
Posted by Tammy on April 19, 2017
Sure do miss you Dad. Love and hugs.
Posted by Janice (Adams) Kayser on March 28, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Posted by Elwin & Rosalie Hohn on March 27, 2017
We extend our deepest sympathy to you Chuckie and your family.
Posted by Taria Gray and Family on March 27, 2017
Tammy, you and your family are in my prayers.
Posted by Doris Hillman on March 26, 2017
My sympathy goes out to you Chuckie and all the family and friends. I've been reminiscing over my memories of our teen years and the times we hung out together. May you find great comfort in all your special memories together.
Posted by Dick and Carol Kunkel on March 26, 2017
Bill was a great guy. Sure enjoyed fishing with him. Prayers to all of the family.
Posted by Lois & Dave Swenson on March 25, 2017
Chuckie and family, We are thinking of you. Please accept our sympathies.
Posted by Gary & Kay Shafer on March 25, 2017
Sending Our Condolences to you Chuckie & family. Nice memories of the fun we had in our younger days at dances we all attended, & the friendly greetings we shared whenever we came across each other at Church or in the Mitchell community.

May your Memories of good times with Bill, bring you Peace & Comfort all these days.
Posted by Fran and Norma Sommer on March 25, 2017
Keeping you in our prayers
Posted by Deb Bormann on March 24, 2017
Our prayers and sympathy to you and your families!
Posted by Lorin and Barb on March 24, 2017
He was a very nice man. He will be missed
Posted by Jim and Diane Suhr on March 24, 2017
Condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss.
Posted by Cindy Fuerst on March 24, 2017
My deepest sympathy to all of Billy Meyer family and friends. Bill will be missed so very much.
Posted by Rick and Brenda on March 24, 2017
Thinking about all of you
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