DeLoss Palmer Livesay was born September 30, 1920, at Ethan, SD, to Delmar and Bertha (Palmer) Livesay. He grew up and attended school at Ethan and then moved to Los Angeles, CA. He served in the US Army during World War II, from 1941 until 1945. He was a Staff Sergeant with the 91st Army Division, and served in North Africa, and the invasion of Anzio and the European Campaign. On January 28, 1946, he married Marguerite Bauhs at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Las Vegas, NV. They lived in the Los Angeles area until 1958, when they returned to South Dakota and made their home in Mitchell. He was employed at Tri State Tobacco and Candy in Mitchell for 29 years. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the American Legion, VFW, and the Elks Lodge. He was and avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed playing pool, golf, cards and gardening. On January 28, 2011, DeLoss and Marguerite celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary.
He is survived by his wife Marguerite, three sons: Bruce Livesay of Sioux Falls, SD; Robert Livesay and wife Sandy of Brandon, SD; Douglas Livesay and wife Angie of Fresno, CA; a daughter-in-law, Georgia Livesay of Mitchell, SD,12 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and his many other friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by one son, Donald Livesay, his parents, Delmar and Bertha Livesay and two brothers, William Livesay and Homer John Livesay.
A Memorial Fund has been established to the VFW Post #2750 in Mitchell.