Cecil Edward Hiles


December 30, 1934 - May 17, 2012





Cecil Edward Hiles was born December 30, 1934 in Missouri Valley, Iowa to Louis and Anna Hiles.  Cecil attended school in Missouri Valley through the fourth grade at which time the family moved to South Dakota.  Cecil attended Lisbon country school through the eighth grade.  He completed his education with a GED during his tenure in the Air Force.  His four years of Air Force duty included time at Stead Air Force Base in Reno, Nevada; Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas and Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii. Cecil was an Aircraft Engine Mechanic. Cecil married Joan Andachter on July 25, 1959 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Following the Air Force Cecil and Joan returned to Mitchell, SD.  He was employed at Farmers Union; followed by North Central Seed Co. He owned and operated Hiles Standard Gas Station in Mitchell for a number of years.  He was also employed at Myers Body Shop and was a Corrections Officer for Davison County. Cecil returned to farming in 1980 and remained active in farming until his bypass surgery in April of 2009.

Cecil is survived by wife Joan and three children; David and wife. Shalli of Mitchell, Celia Burkinshaw of Mitchell and Brenda and husband, Jay Ivers of Mitchell; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one sister, Garnett Smith.

Cecil enjoyed hunting, camping and restoring antique tractors.  He was a lifetime member of the NRA, Davison Shooting Club, and Twin River Old Iron Association.

Cecil was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Anna Hiles, brother, Bill, sister, Maxine, step-mother, Laura Hiles, grandson, Jesse Burkinshaw, and great-grandson Anthony Herron.



Sunday, May 20, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
1400 East 2nd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Monday, May 21, 2012
10:30 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
1400 East 2nd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Military Graveside Rites
Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Josie Burkinshaw on September 18, 2012
I miss my grandpa so very much :( Keep shining down on us. <3
Posted by Josie Burkinshaw on September 18, 2012
I miss my grandpa so very much :( Keep shining
Posted by Darwin and Nancy Miiller on May 21, 2012
Sorry to hear about Cecil.. Our thoughts and prayers are with u and your family during this time...
Posted by Jack Fitzler on May 21, 2012
So sorry to hear about grandpa,our prayers and thoughts are with you all,CECIL will always be with when my family shoots!!!!!!
Posted by Kelly Gross on May 20, 2012
I am sorry to hear the news about Cecl's passing. I worked with him many years when I was a deputy at the Sheriffs office and Cecil worked in the jail. We made many, many prisoner runs to Sioux Falls, Yankton and other places. He was a great conversationalist! I really enjoyed him! My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Posted by Virginia Toft on May 19, 2012
Joan and Family,

Sorry to hear about Cecil. There are so many wonderful memories of good times for us to cherish. Our prayers are with you. Jim and Ginny
Posted by Marvin and Donna Hammer on May 18, 2012
To the Hiles Family and extended family

So sorry to hear of Cecils passing.Keep the memories close and rest in the peace of knowing you will unite again someday.He no longer hurts or is suffering.Cecil was a very kind friendly man and will be deeply missed by all .Sending our love and sympathy.Marvin and Donna
Posted by Sue Krueger on May 17, 2012
To the Hiles Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you at this sad time.

Sue Krueger
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