MILLER, SD – Wayne Resel, 70, formerly of Miller, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020 at Ivy Lane Assisted Living in Surprise, Arizona with his son Mike and the Solace Hospice team by his side.
Memorial Service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Reck Funeral Home, Miller with Rev. Brian Jones, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 20, 2020 at Reck Funeral Home, Miller
Wayne was born March 29, 1949 to Orville and Phyllis (Winsell) Resel in Miller, South Dakota. He lived on a farm north of St. Lawrence and the family later moved to a home in St. Lawrence. He attended and graduated in 1967 from Miller High School. After graduating, he attended school in Denver to become an automotive mechanic. He returned home and started working as a mechanic and helping his cousins with farming. He was drafted in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and served his country supporting the war effort in Thailand.
After serving his country, he returned and started working a variety of jobs while living in Aberdeen, Fargo, ND and Watertown. He became a maintenance clerk for the Watertown Post Office working on the mail trucks and assisting with other duties in the Post Office. Wayne retired from the United States Post Office after 25 years of service. He was an avid hunter, softball player, golfer and bowler. He achieved several milestones enjoying those activities and loved spending time with his grandchildren and family. Wayne was united in marriage to Judy Dehnert in October of 1987 in Aberdeen, SD. The couple moved to Arizona in 2012.
He is survived by his son, Mike (Rhonda) Resel, Mt. Washington, KY; daughter, Shantelle (Garrett) Engquist, Stirum ND; four grandchildren: Alex and Haley Resel, Watertown SD, and Adaline and Alayna Engquist, Stirum ND; stepson, Jason (Isabella) Dehnert of Phoenix AZ; sister, Kay (Robert) Haigh, Moville IA; nephew, Benjamin Nash; niece, Angela Nash and many cousins and relatives in the Miller area.
Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Phyllis Resel; and his beloved wife of thirty-two years, Judy Resel.
Any memorials can be donated in memory of Wayne either online at apdaparkinson.org or mailed to Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, Fl 33131.
Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Wayne’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net