John Ben Powell born on Nov. 13, 1947, in Winner, SD. He was the son of Hazel (Merchen) and David J Powell, who farmed in rural Tripp County in South Dakota.
John was a hard worker who loved to shoot the breeze with anyone. He was known for coming and going as he pleased with or without warning. He spent long hours on the road driving truck, but liked to tinker around in his garage. Camping, hunting, and fishing had always been his hobbies of choice. Those who went with, always came back saying that it had been quite the adventure. If you went out on a boat with him, it was always a good idea to bring an extra paddle along.
John passed away in his sleep early on Nov. 17, 2017, due to complications caused by cancer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and his brother, David L Powell.
Those left to celebrate and honor his life are his three daughters Mandy Parks (Phil), Laurie Fisher, Sarah Powell, his step children Brandon Collins and Shannon Roberts (Nate), his 11 grandchildren, his brothers and sisters; Betty Lund, Don Powell, Rose Songer, Darlene Determan, and Richard Powell, as well as many cousins, nephews, nieces, and a host of other relatives and friends.