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Alan Surma

Alan Surma, 65 of Waubay died on February 14, 2018 at a Sioux Falls Hospital. His funeral will be at 2:00 P.M. Monday, February 19, 2018 at Egeland Lutheran Church near Waubay, Bob Grebel will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster on Sunday 5-7 P.M. ending with a 7 P.M. prayer service. Fiksdalfuneral.com. Alan Neil Surma was born on April 3, 1952 to Stanley and Mildred (Olson) Surma at Peabody Memorial Hospital in Webster, South Dakota. The family lived south of Waubay in Egeland Township, Day County. He was baptized and confirmed at Egeland Lutheran Church. He attended country school near his home and graduated from Waubay High School in 1970 where he was also known as “Hutch” After high school he farmed with his father on the family farm. In 1981 he married Jean Bearhill. The couple lived in Waubay and he farmed and worked at the American Legion. To this union two daughters were born, Jessica and Kellye. In 1993 he began working as a rural mail carrier out of the Waubay Post Office. On December 19, 2009 he was united in marriage to Yulia Klimenko of the Ukraine. The couple made their home on Blue Dog Lake, Waubay. He was currently still carrying mail in the Waubay area at the time of his death. He was a member of Egeland Lutheran Church near Waubay. He enjoyed hunting and making hunting trips to Wyoming and Montana, fishing, boating and watching the Minnesota Vikings, his favorite football team. He especially loved being with his grandchildren. Alan passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 65 years, 10 months and 11 days. Survivor include his wife, Yulia of Waubay; two daughters, Jessica (Eric) Sundahl of Slayton, MN and Kellye Surma of Sioux Falls, SD; six grandchildren, Addison and Ethan Sundahl, Jadyn Surma, Jordan, Kason and Keagan Vortherms; two brothers, Stuart (DeeAnn) Surma of Java, SD and John (Cindy) Surma of Rapid City, SD; four sisters, Carolyn (Jack) Kennedy of Watertown, SD, Mary Barse of Sioux Falls, SD, Gayle (Brian) Wordes of Sacred Heart, MN and Sandy Surma of Houston, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Steve.

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Farwell old friend it has been a good journey. Cathy and I were always so grateful that you were our best man at our wedding. Lots of good memories old friend. Always a big smile and a good word. Great picture. May God Bless and comfort your family.

Loren and Cathy Rumpca Feb 19 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alan Surma

Loren and Cathy Rumpca Feb 19 2018 12:00 AM

Farewell Hutch, Rest in Peace! Lots of memories of you in our younger days, you were truly one of the nicest people I have ever met. May God Bless and comfort your family! Gene m Anderson.

Gene m Anderson Feb 18 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alan Surma

Gene m Anderson Feb 18 2018 12:00 AM

Alan taught me drive the mail route in 1994! I am Cool! Our sympathies to all of you. Lisa and David Kolden of Milbank,SD.

Lisa kolden Feb 17 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Alan passing, Many memories of adventures as neighbors and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time Verlan & Deb Pierce

Verlan Pierce Feb 17 2018 12:00 AM

Rest in Eternal Peace Hutch. Good memories from when we lived in Waubay. Always a smile and a kind word for everyone! Prayers for those who mourn the passing of a great man.

Richard and Fena Redwing Feb 17 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alan Surma

Richard and Fena Redwing Feb 17 2018 12:00 AM

Poem: Dear Alan, Your memory will never Fade…. You gave no one a last farewell, Nor ever said good-bye. You were gone before we all knew it, And only God knows why. A million times we will miss you. A million times we will cry. If love alone could have saved you, You never would have died. In life we loved you dearly. In death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, No one else can fill. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God took you home. We will all meet again someday I know in a better place. I thank God He made you our Brother, Uncle, Dad, Grandpa, Husband. While you were here on earth! Farewell Alan! Cynthia Surma-Richard

cynthia surma-richard Feb 16 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alan Surma

cynthia surma-richard Feb 16 2018 12:00 AM

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