Wayne Pearson

Wayne Pearson


February 22, 1954 - May 25, 2022


Wayne Pearson, 68, of Mitchell, SD, died Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell. A visitation will be Friday, June 10, from 5-7:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a 6:30 PM prayer service.

Wayne Eugene Pearson, or “Killer” as he was more commonly known, was born on February 22, 1954, to Norman and Faye (O’Neal) Pearson in Mitchell, SD. He grew up in Mitchell and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1972. After high school, he spent time traveling cross-country and sightseeing, before returning to his hometown to settle down.

Wayne had four children with his long-time partner, Debbie Rath: Killan, Tayla, Tawny, and Kami. He had five grandchildren. Tayla had Katana (14), Kiana (11), Wren (8), and Willow (4). Tawny had Owen (11).

Anyone who knew Killer knew he was a hard worker. He spent his life in the construction trade with expertise in paving, concrete, and carpentry. He was a skilled craftsman who worked as a foreman for many years. He loved the outdoors, the sun on his back, bare feet, and beach days. He was a history and trivia buff with a quick wit. He was a man of few words but never failed to make people laugh. Killer was a free spirit who is now flying free.

Following the deaths of his mother, father, and sisters Lori Ann and Lynda, Wayne is survived by his children and grandchildren, his brother Dennis, and countless other friends and family members.



Friday, June 10, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Posted by Bob Coolidge on July 22, 2022
Hi Wayne, we sure had fun, golfing, swimming, joy riding in your parents car! Hope there is a drum set for you up in heaven brother! Peace out!
Posted by Hollie Karber on June 9, 2022
Wayne was at our house regularly thru high school, he was a great guy! So sorry for your loss!
Posted by Stan ruff on June 8, 2022
I lived right next door to Wayne as a kid yes he was a very hard worker and a great guy my condolences to the family rest in peace killer
Posted by Terry Nutter on June 7, 2022
Our condolences to Wayne's family as he was a great person.
Posted by Lasey Baldwin on June 6, 2022
Thinking of you all during this tough time! <3
Posted by Lanette (Kapsch) Wolsleben on June 3, 2022
Never easy to let someone go. You will be truly missed Wayne. My heart felt prayers to your family. RIP
Posted by Chuck Vandever on June 2, 2022
Sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. Wayne and I were "buddies" back in the neighborhood as kids and in Boy Scouts later on. Rest in Peace Wayne
Posted by Kyna Schonebaum Letcher on May 31, 2022
Rest in Peace classmate. Class of 72.
Posted by Julie Koth (Lehmann) on May 31, 2022
Rest easy, Wayne. You were a fun classmate who always put a smile on my face. Prayers to your family.
Posted by Curt Hills on May 30, 2022
Rest in peace old friend and classmate.
Posted by Colleen Tegels DeJong on May 29, 2022
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers 🙏🙏🙏
Posted by Jackie Christiansen (Clark) on May 28, 2022
Posted by Larry Snedeker on May 28, 2022
My prayers to the family of Wayne Person he was a true friend and classmate for the Class of 72. He will be missed at the 50th Class reunion in September. RIP.
Posted by John Paul McLaury/Class of 1972 on May 27, 2022
We are so sorry to hear the passing of one of our class mates. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Wayne's family. We will miss him at our 50th Class Reunion this September. May our brother rest in peace.
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