DeLoss Palmer Livesay


September 30, 1920 - April 5, 2011





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.



Friday, April 8, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, April 9, 2011
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
321 East 3rd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Military Graveside Service
Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Ed and Arline Kowahl, Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 8, 2011
Marguerite and Sons, You are in our prayers. With DeLoss as our food provider during our time in "C " Btry.we knew we would have good food to enjoy. We have wonderful memories of our times together during our reunions and when some of us were in Mitchell for one of the Polka Fests at the Corn Palace.
Posted by Ernest and Berniece Kunkel, Salisbury, Missouri on April 8, 2011
Goodbye to a good Army buddy. We had some bad times in war but great reunions after at Branson and in Mitchell. Ourlove to Marguerite and the boys.
Posted by Jill Bauhs Jensen on April 7, 2011
Our hearts are with you all! We will miss Uncle DeLoss and his sense of humor and hospitality.
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