James "Jim" Myers


March 29, 1943 - February 26, 2020


James “Jim” Myers, 76, of Mitchell died, Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at his home in Mesa, AZ. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, March 10, at First United Methodist Church in Mitchell.  Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Monday at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

James Myers was born March 29, 1943 to Roland and Catherine (McLaughlin) Myers in Fort Riley, KS. He grew up in Mitchell, SD, and graduated from Mitchell High School. After high school, James went to the University of South Dakota, and graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University. Upon graduating college Jim enlisted in the United States Army, and was stationed in Washington, D.C. at the Pentagon. He married the love of his life, Cheryl Baldwin, and they were married for 49 years.

After the service, Jim began his career in banking at Livestock State Bank, that later became Cortrust Bank, for 35 years until his retirement in 2003. In retirement, Jim and his wife Cheryl would spend their winters in Mesa, Arizona where he enjoyed golfing, reading books, spending time with family and friends, and attending grandchildren’s activities.

James was a member of the Rodeo Committee, Baseball Association, Shriners, and the Exchange Club.

He is survived by his three sons, Jason Roger Myers, Mitchell, SD, Seth Andrew Myers, Mitchell, SD, and Michael James (Grace) Myers, Surprise, AZ; eight grandchildren, Adelina, Gavin, Aiden, Alyse, Piper, and Kirby Myers, Madelyne Mcleod, and Emma Feldman; sister, Pam Durst; sister-in-laws, Bonnie Kasten, and Linda (Vincent) O’Hern; and a nephew, Erick (Teri) Durst.

Jim is preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl.



Monday, March 9, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301


Tuesday, March 10, 2020
10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
310 N Rowley St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Grant myers on March 12, 2020
Sorry for the lost of your father brother grandpa (what a good person)
Posted by Pam Frank on March 9, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss. I was rodeo secretary when Jim was president. Prayers to Jims family
Posted by John and Sandy Butler on March 9, 2020
So sad to lose Jim another HS friend. Sympathies to Jim's family he will surely be missed.
Posted by Larry & Sherri Kayser on March 9, 2020
Lifting your family up in prayer. Jim was instrumental in helping our family start Peace Light. For that we are forever grateful. May you feel the love in your memories ❤️
Posted by Kim & Rick Swank on March 9, 2020
So sorry to hear about Jim's death. Our deepest sympathy to you all. This is a lot for you all in just a couple years to loose both of your parents.
Posted by Barbara Feilmeier on February 27, 2020
So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing and sincere sympathy for the family. Jin and Sheryl were dear friends of Lee and I for 40+ years
Many dances, dinners, golf and great times.
He was so proud of his family and loved them dearly.
RIP Sheryl and Jim
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