Lindell “Lin” Musick, 79, of Mitchell, SD died Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family and under the care of hospice.
Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, March 11 at the Harvest Community Church of the Nazarene. Visitation will be from 3-5:00 pm on Sunday with a prayer service at 4:30 pm at the Bittner Funeral Chapel.
Lindell Lee Musick son of Charles and Chattie (Hart) Musick was born February 26, 1940 in Spencer, SD. Lindell started his career as a fry cook at Herbie's Diner during high school. He married his high school sweet heart Deanna Theis on October 9, 1957. He then began his world of sales with Berry & Sons and other local auto dealers. Soon after in June 1961 he successfully passed his South Dakota Real Estate license and continued his love for real estate and established Musick & Associates Real Estate and Insurance business, and operated for many years.
In 1983 he purchased the first of many auto auctions in Florida. Along with his family he operated them throughout the South. He became the Southern regional president followed by National President of the National Auto Auction Association in 1995. He remained in the auto auction business until 1998 and returned back to South Dakota where he and Deanna constructed two new homes and enjoyed many years of family and retirement life.
He was active in local activities not limited to the Jaycees, Shriners, Masons, Elks and loved to attend sporting events with Deanna and friends. Lin and Deanna recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. While at home he enjoyed working on the computer and investing in the stock market. He was well loved by any and all employees that ever worked beside him and would go out of his way to help any of them that fell on hard times or just needed advice.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Deanna, four sons: DeWayne (Sebastian) Musick of Sioux Falls, Kenneth (Cindy) Musick of Pensacola, FL, Michael (Diane) Musick of Mitchell, Corey Musick of Mitchell, one daughter, Theresa (Jeff) Koch of Mitchell, six grandchildren: Adam (Katie) Musick, Maxwell Musick, Lauren Musick, Alex Musick, Kassity (Tony) Schoenwald and Bo Koch, eight great grandchildren: Ava, MaKyla, Maclin, Carmen, Chloe, Bryson, Christian, Calie and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Ira and Eugene, sister, Darlene Snell, daughter-in-law, Leilani Musick, grandson, Gavin Musick and father and mother-in-law, Peter and Tillie Theis.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Harvest Community Church of the Nazarene.