Gary Dale Iverson, 72, of Mitchell, died Friday, January 12, 2018 at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday, January 15, 2018 at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell, with a visitation one hour prior.
Gary Dale Iverson was born November 22, 1945 in Redfield, SD to Gunter and Opal (Miller) Iverson. He graduated from Redfield High School in 1964. After working for a year in Redfield, he attended Black Hills State College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. He was employed as an industrial arts teacher in Gillette, WY and Crow Creek Indian Reservations, then in White Lake, SD where he was also assistant football coach. On April 23, 1977 he married Karen Margaret Byers at First Lutheran Church in Mitchell. For 20 year he was employed by Smith Manufacturing. Afterwards he worked for Mitchell Manufacturing/Mitchell Plastics until retiring in 2010. He was an avid hunter, both rifle and archery. He was a member of First Lutheran Church and served on the church council before becoming a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Gary was a Cub Scout leader for several years. Most of all, Gary enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Gary is survived by his wife, Karen Iverson, Mitchell; a daughter, Jill (Cory) Waldbillig, Ashland, NE; a son, Justin (Danielle) Iverson, Anoka, MN; four grandchildren, Carter and Sophia Waldbillig and Tyler and Wyatt Iverson; and a stepbrother, Wayne (Bonnie) Harford, Rapid City.
He was preceded in death by two stepbrothers, John and Virgil.