Wed, 08/02/2017 - 9:48am admin
Dakota Alfrey, age 21, Philip, S.D., died Friday, July 28, 2017, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Dakota Levi Alfrey was born Jan. 6, 1996, in Siloam Springs, Ark., the son of Christy and Earl Park. He grew up in Colcord, Okla., for a brief time as a child before moving to Philip in 2004.
He received his education in both Philip and Wall, where his favorite class was ag.
Dakota truly enjoyed motorcycles, fishing, camping and anything outdoors. He was a very happy-go-lucky kid, kindhearted, and would help anybody whenever he could.
After his education, he worked on various ranches in western South Dakota before moving to Sioux City, Iowa. While in Sioux City, he worked for Walmart. In May 2017, Dakota moved back to western South Dakota, where he worked for Baxter Badure on his ranch south of Belvidere.
Survivors include his parents, Christy and Earl Park, Philip; one brother, Colton Alfrey, Philip; one sister, Brittney Park, Philip; a son, Reys Alfrey, Sioux City, Iowa; his grandpa, Johnny Alfrey, Colcord, Okla.; two aunts, Sharon Holland and her husband, Jed, Colcord, Okla., and Brenda Burgess and her husband, Michael, and their son, Bronc, Siloam Springs, Ark.; his stepgrandfathers, Larry Brown, Wall, and Marvin Weynand, Quinn; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Dakota was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Nancy Brown and Linda Weynand.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017, at the Dixon Cemetery in Cherokee, Ark.
Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.