Archie Wessel

RAPID CITY | Archie Leonard Wessel, 90, passed away on Dec. 3, 2017, in Rapid City. Archie was born on August 28, 1927, to John and Cecil (McClain) Wessel in McIntosh.

Archie married Fern Marie Larson and they were married for 70 years.

Archie was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Fern; two sons-in-law; six brothers; two sisters; and many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Archie is survived by his daughters, Bonnie Lou Reitan and Joann Kay Bybee, his brother, Glen (Joy) and sister, Evelyn Anderson, all of Rapid City; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many sisters-in-law.

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Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, at First Wesleyan Church at the new location at 3040 Marlin Drive in Rapid City, with Pastor Steve Selfridge officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

The family would like to thank the Norton Guest Home for their loving care for Dad, and also our mother, Fern, who has passed on. Dave and Donna Norton and Teresa Denning for their excellent care. Special entertainment there was provided by Oreo, the dog.

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