SIOUX CENTER—Veryl Dale Huisman, 72, of Pierre, SD, died Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre, SD.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, at Faith Lutheran Church in Pierre, with a viewing one hour prior to the service.
There will be a second service held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, at the Hope Lutheran Church in Sioux Center, IA, with a viewing one hour prior to the service and burial at the Memory Gardens Cemetery in Sioux Center.
Veryl was born on Dec. 12, 1948, to Wilbur and Tena (Dykstra) Huisman in Le Mars, IA. He grew up at Sioux Center, IA, and graduated from Sioux Center Public High School. Veryl worked for the Hughes County Highway Department for 21 years.
Veryl married Patricia on May 31, 1995, in Pierre. They are members of Faith Lutheran Church, where he has served as usher captain and on the board of trustees. He was a man of strong faith and was always available to help the elderly. He loved golfing and fishing and was an Iowa Hawkeyes and Minnesota Twins fan.
Veryl is survived by his wife Patricia (Deets) Huisman, stepchildren: Kurt (Elissa) Wiegert of Denver, CO, and Anette Deets of St. Louis, MO, grandchildren: Jake, Zach and Sophie. He is also survived by six siblings, Diane (Lyle) Van Roekel of Sioux Center, IA, Bob (Ann) Huisman of Corona, CA, Jean (Kenny) Huisman Vos of Sioux Center, IA, Deb (Mike) Melvin of Westminster, CO, Mary Bomgaars of Sioux Center, IA, Carol (Phil) Traczyk of Lawton, NM, sisters-in-law Sharon Zautke of Norfolk, NE, and Lois (Don) Ulmer of Yankton, SD, and brother-in-law Wallace (Karen) Deets of Norfolk, as well as special children: Michael, Anne, Emily, Thomas and Peter. He was also survived by special friends Jamey, Cindy, Alyssa, Jacey and Milaina Ledema, and many nieces and nephews.
Veryl was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Tena Huisman; his father- and mother-in-law Ernest and Florence Deets. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Dave and Jerry; three brothers-in-law, Norman Bomgaars, Roger Deets and Duane Zautke; and a nephew, Todd Zautke.
Memorials will be directed to Faith Lutheran Church and a golf-related memorial to be used in the community of Pierre.