Donald Dean Powell, 83

Donald Dean Powell, 83, passed away on Nov. 23, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s complicated by Covid-19.    

A graveside service was held on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Winner City Cemetery in Winner, SD.   

Donald was born at Carter SD on July 31,1937 to David and Hazel Powell of rural Carter, SD. He attended country school and graduated from Witten High School. He moved to Arizona where he began work as a laborer for Copper Mining Companies. When he retired from Phelps Dodge in 1992, he had worked his way up to Shift Foreman.   

In 1959 the Company went on strike so Donald returned to SD where he married the love of his life Connie Cole. They had 3 children all born in San Manuel, Ariz. In 1992 Don and Connie moved to a small acreage near Dimock, SD. Don worked at the Dimock Cheese Factory until 2003.   

Survivors include his wife, 2 daughters; Susan Carlton and Barbara Hille, and his son Michael; 2 sisters, Betty Lund and Darlene Determan, and brother Richard.   

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, David and John, sister, Rosemary Songer and grandchild, Dean Leonard Carlton.   

Don had 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

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