Brent Byerly, age 65, Wall, S.D., died Sunday, March 13, 2016, at his home in Wall.
Brent Val Byerly was born June 14, 1950, in Huron, the son of Victor W. and Venetia R. (Stone) Byerly. Brent attended Wall High School, graduating in 1968. He then went to school for welding before working as an auto mechanic in Wall.
He went to work at the McMurdo Station, which is a U.S. Antarctica research center on the southern tip of Ross Island in Antartica, as an electrician.
Brent was united in marriage to Rita Edseth on Jan. 19, 1994, in Deadwood. They made their home in Wall all their married life. While in Wall, Brent worked as an electrician, for Bieber Electric and later to TLC Electric, and was currently employed with Swiftec Electric.
Brent never found a problem he couldn't fix. He was able to do most anything, and was truly a man with many talents.
Survivors include his brother, Victor Byerly, Rapid City; two stepsons, Orlan Lyle and his wife, Christie, Seabrook, Texas, and Carl Lyle and his wife, Laura, Katy, Texas; five stepgrandchildren, Kaitlyn Akes, Kalie Lyle, Anson Lyle, Jensen Lyle and Magnus Lyle; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Brent was preceded in death by his wife, Rita, on March 16, 2012; and his parents.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, March 23, at the Methodist Church in Wall, with Dave Olson officiating.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, March 25, at the German Valley Cemetery in Mt. Horeb, Wisc.
Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall.