WYNOT — LeRoy Anthony Beste, 83, Wynot, died Jan. 10, 2021, at Park View Haven Nursing Home, Coleridge.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Jan. 13, at 10:30 a.m., at Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church, Wynot, with the Rev. An Duy Phan officiating.
Burial will be at the Sacred Heart Cemetery at a later date.
Pallbearers are Dale Driver, Tim Burbach, Terry Burbach, Terry Gowery, Danny Koch and Dave Koch.
Visitation and a Vigil service, with his body present, was Tuesday, and continues Wednesday one hour prior to services at church. Face masks and social distancing will be required for the visitation and funeral.
Services will also be live streamed at www.facebook.com/WintzRay/live. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington.
LeRoy was born April 17, 1937, in Yankton, S.D., to Gustave and Laura Beste. He was raised with his sister, Anne, on the family farm east of Wynot in an area called Brooky Bottom. LeRoy graduated from Wynot High School in 1954. He stayed at home and farmed with his dad. LeRoy married Sally Burbach June 28, 1960, in Bow Valley. They lived and farmed on the Beste homestead. LeRoy and Sally moved into Wynot in May 2018. Due to declining health, LeRoy entered Park View Haven Nursing Home in November 2019.
LeRoy was a member of the Rural Fire Board and served several years on the Wynot Public School Board. As President of the School Board, he was afforded the privilege of signing and handing each of his children their high school diplomas. LeRoy’s passion was riding motorcycles, which he and Sally enjoyed together while logging in several thousand miles.
LeRoy is survived by his wife, Sally, Wynot; four children, Sue Ellen Beste, Minneapolis, Minn.; Jane (Robert) Lewton, Sturgis, S.D.; Jeff (Teri) Beste, Dallas, Texas; and Pam Beste and fiancé, Rodney Rohde, Emerson; two grandchildren, Paige Bennett and fiancé, Tanner Johnson, Dakota Dunes, S.D., and Grant Beste, Yankton, S.D.; four step grandchildren, Tera Kinney, Taylor Fleer, Melissa Percy and Jesse Lewton; one great-grandchild, Vincent LeRoy Johnson; several step great-grandchildren; and sister, Anne (Darrell) Driver, Wynot.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gustave and Laura Beste; son, Russ Beste; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Werner and Marjorie Burbach.