Wayne "Bud" Phillips

Wayne "Bud" Phillips


January 3, 1937 - October 26, 2022


Wayne “Bud” Phillips, 85, of Sturgis formerly of Mitchell, SD, died Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at Monument Health Senior Care Center in Sturgis. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, November 5, at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell.

Bud was born January 3, 1937, to Roy and Grace Phillips in Mitchell, South Dakota. He grew up and went to school in Mitchell. He did odd jobs growing up including working at the Mitchell produce, the rendering plant, and eventually on June 15, 1960, he had a full-time career at the Mitchell Fire Department. Every Christmas he would be the department's Santa Claus. He absolutely loved doing this.  He worked many years there until his retirement on January 4, 1992. On his off days, he had a sod and tree-cutting business.

Bud and Bev were united in marriage August 3, 1956, and from this union they had three children, David, Judy, and Jody.

Bud had a love for hunting and fishing. He spent much of his time on the Missouri River and caught many fish. On one particular day, on Lake Oahe (Cow Creek), April 12, 1982, he caught a Northern Pike weighing in at 25lbs, 11 oz. He had also spent many years in the goose pits, hunting pheasants, partridge, ducks, and doves in the area and hunted deer and antelope. He also had hundreds of pictures showing all the wild game and fish he got and the friends that were along for the hunt and most definitely stories, laughs and jokes!

Bud is survived by his son David (Deb) Phillips, Whitewood, SD; two daughters, Judy Mackey (Bob Short) and Jody Phillips-Olson (Arthur Fuller), both of Sturgis; five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; and one brother, Gary (Maureen) Phillips.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly; two grandchildren, Claire Ann Mackey and Chris Phillips; one sister, Ruth; brothers, Leo, Walter, Robert, George, and Lloyd; and son-in-law, Dan Olson.


Saturday, November 5, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Saturday, November 5, 2022
11:00 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Kay Tegethoff on November 4, 2022
I remember Beve and Bud taking us to rapid City which I'vel never been and stayed with David and Deb my heart goes out to the family hugs
Posted by Jean Sexton on November 3, 2022
Very sorry for your loss, Your mom and dad were wonderful people, they were very caring, while my husband was ill your dad was there mowing my lawn, I've missed stopping in and visiting them, they are together again
Posted by Rita Kendall on November 2, 2022
So sorry to hear about loosing uncle Bud. He an Bev were very special people in our life. Thoughts an prayers to their family.!!
Posted by Dennis - Kathy Bruske on November 2, 2022
So sorry for your loss, our prayers an thoughts are with you
Posted by Richard Kendall on November 2, 2022
I'm sorry for the loss of uncle bike and my dad for best friends for many years I work for bud hauling side different jobs over the years nobody could make me laugh like Uncle Bud he will be missed.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen on November 2, 2022
Posted by Jackie Christiansen on November 2, 2022
Posted by Scott and Barbara Phillips on November 1, 2022
So sorry! We have many memories of Uncle Bud. Sending our thoughts and prayers to Bud’s family.
Posted by Ernie & Debra Hohn on November 1, 2022
Our sincere sympathies to Wayne’s family.
Posted by Chuck and Nancy McPeek on October 31, 2022
Sorry for your loss. Bud was a great guy
Posted by Dawn & Vern Schrader on October 31, 2022
So sorry to hear Uncle Bud passed away. Thoughts & Prayers. Love Dawn & Vern.
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on October 31, 2022
So sorry for your sad loss of a great man!!!! He will be missed by everyone that was blessed to know Bud !!!
Posted by Dave Strohmayer on October 29, 2022
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Bev many years ago also.
Posted by Roger & Sandra Smith on October 28, 2022
So sorry to hear about Bud, sending our thoughts and prayers to all the family.
Posted by Cynthia Novachich on October 28, 2022
Bud was the husband of my dear friend , Bev. They are certainly together now in heaven. Good people!
Posted by Jerry & Julia Fischer on October 27, 2022
Bud will always be remembered for being a dedicated fireman. He was a man who always had your back during fires. To the family thoughts & prayers always. God bless you.
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