Alton Bahmuller


August 16, 1927 - January 31, 2020


Alton Bahmuller, 92, Mitchell, formerly of Alexandria,SD, died Friday, January 31, 2020 at his home in Mitchell.  Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at First Baptist Church in Emery.  Burial will be in Emery Community Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday from 5-7:00 PM at the Church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Hettinger-Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Alton Bahmuller was born August 16, 1927, near Parkston, SD to Andrew and Katherine (Fischer) Bahmuller.

He grew up on a farm near Emery and attended country school, Taylor 3. He was baptized January 1, 1939 at the First Baptist Church where he was a lifetime member.

Alton was drafted into the Army in 1946, served in Yokohama Japan, and was honorably discharged in 1947.

After the service he farmed with his father and brother Ted in the Alexandria area.

On February 25, 1949 he married Faye Evelyn Letcher at the Emery Baptist Parsonage, and they celebrated 65 wonderful years of marriage.

They farmed Southeast of Alexandria until they retired, and in 2011 they moved to Meadowlawn Plaza in Mitchell where he was a resident until his death.

Alton is survived by his son, Gary (Dorothy) Bahmuller of Alexandria, SD; his daughter, Linda Wagner of Sioux Falls, SD; six grandchildren, Nicholas (Jan) Bahmuller of Alexandria, SD, Becky (Brett) Doyle of Alexandria, SD, Aaron (Jessica) Bahmuller of Alexandria, SD, Brian (Melisa) Bahmuller of Alexandria, SD, Tim (Danielle) Wagner of Mitchell, SD, Katie (Nick) Jacob of White Salmon, WA; 14 great grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Fern Huber of Bridgewater, SD and Clara Letcher of Mitchell, SD.

Alton was preceded in death by his wife, Faye in 2014; brothers, Edward, Theodore, Irvin, Herbert, and Lee; two sisters, Leona in infancy and Edna.


Monday, February 3, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
First Baptist Church
630 1st Ave.
Emery, SD 57332


Tuesday, February 4, 2020
10:30 AM
First Baptist Church
630 1st Ave.
Emery, SD 57332


Emery Community Cemetery

Posted by Colleen Tegels DeJong on February 4, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. Alton was a gentleman always had a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Posted by Melissa Sigmund on February 3, 2020
So sorry to hear of Altons passing. He was one of a kind. The kindest person I have ever met. I will miss seeing him everyday at Meadowlawn.
Posted by keith & pam thomas on February 3, 2020
Gary and family- Sorry to hear about your father..
Posted by Linna Johnston on February 2, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this difficult time.
Posted by Rod Hall on February 2, 2020
My thoughts are with you Linda and the rest of your family.
Posted by Steve Vlieger on February 2, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Posted by Tammy Frost on February 1, 2020
My dear friend Alton, may you dance with your sweet bride again! Alton was a one of a kind man. He was a genuine friend and would help anyone. Thank you to the family for sharing him with us while I was at Meadowlawn Plaza. I will never forget him or your mom. I am sure he has that big infectious grin on his face with his love in his arms again. You were a class act Alton and until we meet again......big hugs buddy!!
Posted by Patti Leischner on February 1, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
Patti Leischner, Mary and Larry Swenson and Janice Johnson
Posted by joe groom on February 1, 2020
nice friend
Posted by Jolene Schulz on February 1, 2020
Alton was the kindest gentleman ever. I will miss our many conversations in the "puzzle room" at Meadowlawn Plaza. My heartfelt sympathy to his family.
Posted by Pat Tuffs on January 31, 2020
I must say, Alton was the kindest person I've ever met. So very sorry for your loss.
Posted by Milton and Lovella Schrader on January 31, 2020
To the family of Alton Bahmuller. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in the loss of your loved one. Just as you were our close neighbor for many years there will come a day when we will be together again in Heaven. God Bless.
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